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SeveralNines: Tips for Managing MongoDB Remotely

Working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic means an increase in the importance of isolated infrastructures; more specifically ones that can only be accessed through an internal network, but in a way that authorized people from the outside world can access the system anytime or anywhere.  In this article, we will share some basic steps that you must implement with MongoDB to ensure secure access while administering the...

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Shlomi Noach: Pulling this blog out of Planet MySQL aggregator, over community concerns

I've decided to pull this blog (http://code.openark.org/blog/) out of the planet.mysql.com aggregator. planet.mysql.com (formerly planetmysql.com) serves as a blog aggregator, and collects news and blog posts on various MySQL and its ecosystem topics. It collects some vendor and team blogs as well as "indie" blogs such as this one. It has traditionally been the go-to place to catch up on the latest developments, or to read...

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SeveralNines: Running MongoDB with Ops Manager

Database administration goes beyond ensuring smooth operations to having historic performance that will offer some baselines for capacity planning, get real-time performance for load spikes, automating a large cluster of nodes and having a backup plan for the database.  There are so many automation tools that can perform some of these  tasks, like Ansible, Salt and Puppet but MongoDB Ops Manager offers more beyond their...

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SeveralNines: A Guide to Configuring a Load Balancer in a MongoDB Sharded Cluster

For any database, the load balancing of all the requests coming from clients is an important and fundamental mechanism to ensure scalability. A proper load balancing solution spreads all the client requests evenly across all of the database resources. If the database cluster is not guarded with a proper load balancing solution, your database won’t be able to handle increased traffic load on it. Fortunately, MongoDB provides...

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Monty Says: Upgrading Between Major MariaDB Versions

Hello world, I am still alive (even if this blog hasn't been that much alive lately)!There have been way too long since my last blog, so I thought it's time to remedy that and write some updates about what I have been doing with MariaDB latelyI am a believer in easy upgrades (this is why we do our best in MariaDB to not removed old syntax, features or variables). This is why I designed MariaDB from the start to be able to upgrade from...