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August 8, 2018

A Review of MongoDB Backup Options

Database backup is nothing but a way to protect or restore data. It is the process of storing the operational state, architecture, and data of your database. It can be very useful in situations of...

August 7, 2018

Database Monitoring with ClusterControl

Data observability is a critical piece of the database operations puzzle – Data allows you visibility into the state and health of your critical systems. Ideally, this data should be available in one single location....

August 3, 2018

An Introduction to MongoDB Zone Basics

MongoDB Zones To understand MongoDB Zones, we must first understand what a Zone is: a group of shards based on a specific set of tags. MongoDB Zones help in the distribution of chunks based on...

July 17, 2018

New Backup Management and Security Features for MySQL & PostgreSQL: ClusterControl Release 1.6.2

We are excited to announce the 1.6.2 release of ClusterControl - the all-inclusive database management system that lets you easily automate and manage highly available open source databases in any environment: on-premise or in the...

July 5, 2018

Planning & Managing Schemas in MongoDB (Even Though It’s Schemaless)

When MongoDB was introduced, the main feature highlighted was it’s ability to be “schemaless”. What does it mean? It means that one can store JSON documents, each with different structure, in the same collection. This...

July 3, 2018

A Performance Cheat Sheet for MongoDB

Database performance affects organizational performance, and we tend to want to look for a quick fix. There are many different avenues to improve performance in MongoDB. In this blog, we will help you to understand...

June 15, 2018

How to Optimize Performance of MongoDB

Excellent database performance is important when you are developing applications with MongoDB. Sometimes the overall data serving process may become degraded due to a number of reasons, some of which include: Inappropriate schema design patterns...

June 14, 2018

Decoding the MongoDB Error Logs

Sometimes decoding MongoDB error logs can be tricky and can consume big chunks of your valuable time. In this article, we will learn how to examine the MongoDB error logs by dissecting each part of...

June 13, 2018

Managing MySQL, MongoDB & PostgreSQL with ChatOps from Slack

What is ChatOps?   Nowadays, we make use of multiple communication channels to manage or receive information from our systems, such as email, chat and applications among others. If we could centralize this in one...

May 29, 2018

Optimizing Your Linux Environment for MongoDB

MongoDB performance depends on how it utilizes the underlying resources. It stores data on disk, as well as in memory. It uses CPU resources to perform operations, and a network to communicate with its clients....

May 17, 2018

MongoDB Chain Replication Basics

What is Chain Replication? When we talk about replication, we are referring to the process of making redundant copies of data in order to meet design criteria on data availability. Chain replication, therefore, refers to...

May 15, 2018

Safeguarding your Data with ClusterControl

In the past four posts of the blog series, we covered deployment of clustering/replication (MySQL/Galera, MySQL Replication, MongoDB & PostgreSQL), management & monitoring of your existing databases and clusters, performance monitoring and health and in...

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