Whitepapers

Download our whitepapers on database automation and management

PostgreSQL Management and Automation with ClusterControl

This white paper discusses some of the challenges that may arise when administering a PostgreSQL database as well as some of the most important tasks an administrator needs to handle; and how to do so effectively … with ClusterControl. See how much time and effort can be saved, as well as risks mitigated, by the usage of such a unified management platform.

How to Design Highly Available Open Source Database Environments

These days high availability is a must for any serious deployment. Long gone are days when you could schedule a downtime of your database for several hours to perform a maintenance. Making a database environment highly available is one of the highest priorities nowadays alongside data integrity. For a database, which is often considered the single source of truth, compromised data integrity can have catastrophic consequences. This whitepaper discusses the requirements for high availability in database setups, and how to design the system from the ground up for continuous data integrity.

MongoDB Management and Automation with ClusterControl

This white paper reviews the challenges involved in managing MongoDB at scale and introduces mitigating features of ClusterControl from Severalnines. As a best of breed database management solution, ClusterControl brings consistency and reliability to your database environment, and simplifies your database operations at scale.

MySQL on Docker - How to Containerize Your Database

This whitepaper covers the basics you need to understand when considering to run a MySQL service on top of Docker container virtualization. And although Docker can help automate deployment of MySQL, the database still has to be managed and monitored. ClusterControl by Severalnines can provide a complete operational platform for production database workloads.

PCI Compliance for MySQL & MariaDB with ClusterControl

This new whitepaper focuses on PCI-DSS requirements for a database back-end managed by ClusterControl and, more specifically, gives first-hand insight and recommendations on how to use ClusterControl to help make MySQL and MariaDB databases PCI compliant.

DIY Cloud Database on Amazon Web Services: Best Practices

Over the course of this paper, we cover the details of AWS infrastructure deployment, considerations for deploying your database server(s) in the cloud, and finish with an example overview of how to automate the deployment and management of a MongoDB cluster using ClusterControl.

Become a MongoDB DBA: Bringing MongoDB to Production

Learn from our MongoDB experts what it takes to ensure your MongoDB stacks are production-ready. This whitepaper includes tips and tricks that we have collected from our best resources to help you deploy, monitor, manage and scale MongoDB in your environment.

An Executive's Guide to Database Management ROI

This guide discusses the options available to IT leaders when bringing in open source databases into their environments as well as general information on the open source database market. Also included in this whitepaper are an analysis of the costs of both doing and not doing select actions which are essential to managing open source databases.

The DevOps Guide to Database Management

Relational databases are not very flexible by nature, while DevOps is all about flexibility. This creates many challenges that need to be overcome. This white paper discusses three core challenges faced by DevOps when it comes to managing databases. It also discusses how Severalnines ClusterControl can be used to address these challenges.

The DevOps Guide to Database Backups for MySQL and MariaDB

This whitepaper discusses the two most popular backup utilities available for MySQL and MariaDB, namely mysqldump and Percona XtraBackup. It further covers topics such as how database features like binary logging and replication can be leveraged in backup strategies. And it provides  best practices that can be applied to high availability topologies in order to make database backups reliable, secure and consistent.

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