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May 28, 2024

Simplifying database orchestration anywhere with Terraform and ClusterControl

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has become key to modern software development. Terraform – one of the most popular IaC tools – won the hearts of DevOps teams by offering a vast ecosystem of providers that...

November 1, 2022

Introduction to the Severalnines ClusterControl API and SDK – Part I

This is Part I of a multi-part Several9s blog series on how to use Severalnines' ClusterControl REST API client SDK to programmatically control ClusterControl in order to accomplish many facets of database life cycle management...

September 2, 2021

Are my MySQL server connections encrypted and safe?

One of the greatest factors and fundamentals of data governance is security. It is a good practice to have database security implemented in place whenever you have your data management involved for enterprise or mass...

August 26, 2021

The Common MySQL error: “Got an error reading communication packet”

MySQL is the second famous database in the world according to the DB Engine website behind Oracle. What makes MySQL famous is probably because it is a very fast, reliable and flexible Database Management System....

August 24, 2021

Benchmarking databases 101 – part 1

Benchmarks are one of the activities that database administrators perform. You run them to see how your hardware behaves, you run them to see how your application and database work together under pressure. You run...

August 16, 2021

ClusterControl: Intro to the New Query Monitor

ClusterControl 1.9.0 was released on July 16th 2021 with a lot of new features introduced to the system. Those features include Redis Management and Monitoring, a new agent-based Query Monitoring system for MySQL and PostgreSQL,...

August 11, 2021

Proactive MySQL Monitoring (Developer Studio/Advisors Angle)

Monitoring your MySQL database proactively is imperative nowadays. It plays a crucial and significant part for managing and controlling your database especially for your production-grade clusters. Missing specific information that would be beneficial for improving...

August 9, 2021

ClusterControl – Advanced Backup Management – mariabackup Part III

So far in the previous two parts of this short blog series we have discussed several options that may impact the time and size of the backup. We have discussed different compression options and a...

July 21, 2021

ClusterControl – Advanced Backup Management – mariabackup Part II

In the previous part we have tested backup time and effectiveness of the compression for different backup compression levels and methods. In this blog we will continue our efforts and we will talk about more...

July 20, 2021

ClusterControl runtime configuration options

When you install ClusterControl, it has a default configuration that maybe doesn’t fit your requirements so probably you will need to customize this installation. For this, you can modify the configuration files, but you can...

July 19, 2021

ClusterControl – Advanced Backup Management – mariabackup Part I

ClusterControl can, among others, act as a great tool to help you design and execute the backup schedule. Numerous features are available including backup verification, transparent backup encryption and many others. What is quite commonly...

July 13, 2021

Running Vitess and MySQL with ClusterControl

For all who are not familiar with Vitess, it is a MySQL-based database system that is intended to deliver an easy-to-scale, sharded, relational database management system. We will not get into details about the design...

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