April 21, 2014

ClusterControl for Percona XtraDB Cluster Improves Management and Monitoring

ClusterControl for Percona XtraDB Cluster is now available in three different versions thanks to our partnership with Severalnines. ClusterControl will make it simpler to manage and monitor Percona XtraDB Cluster, MySQL Cluster, MySQL Replication, or MySQL Galera.

I am very excited about our GA release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 last week. As Vadim described in his blog post announcing the release, we have brought together the benefits of Percona Server 5.6, Percona XtraBackup and Galera 3 to create a drop-in compatible, open source, state-of-the-art high availability MySQL clustering solution. We could not have done it without the close cooperation and help of our partners at Codership. To learn more, join us on February 5th for a webinar entitled “What’s New in Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6” presented by Jay Janssen.

While these new features in Percona XtraDB Cluster are highly valuable, we regularly receive feedback from users that they would like more tools to make it easier to manage and monitor their MySQL clusters. In response to that feedback, I’m pleased to announce our partnership with Severalnines to make ClusterControl more available to Percona XtraDB Cluster users and, in fact, all of our Support customers who use MySQL clustering solutions.

Percona XtraDB Cluster users now have three choices:

On the last option, Percona ClusterControl is a privately branded version of ClusterControl supplied to us by Severalnines. With a Percona Support contract covering Percona XtraDB Cluster, MySQL Cluster, or MySQL Galera, we provide support for your deployment and use of Percona ClusterControl. Percona has worked directly with Severalnines to ensure full compatibility of ClusterControl Community Edition with Percona XtraDB Cluster. The Percona Support team will provide assistance with the configuration and administration of Percona ClusterControl. We will help you get setup and then we will help you make the most of your new management and monitoring tools for the high availability solution of your choice.

We will also provide support for Severalnines ClusterControl Enterprise Edition when it is purchased from Severalnines or Percona and used with a cluster deployment covered by a Percona Support subscription that includes coverage of Percona XtraDB Cluster, MySQL Galera, or MySQL Cluster. ClusterControl Enterprise Edition is the de-facto management solution for Galera-based clusters and it provides the highest levels of monitoring and management capabilities for Percona XtraDB Cluster users.

Percona ClusterControl will provide our Support customers broad flexibility to deploy, monitor, and manage Percona XtraDB Clusters, supporting on-premise and Amazon Web Services deployments, as well as deployments spread across multiple cloud vendors. Percona ClusterControl can be used to automate the deployment of Percona XtraDB Cluster in cross-region, multi-datacenter setups. Percona ClusterControl offers a full range of management functionality for clusters, including:

  • Node and cluster recovery
  • Configuration management
  • Performance health checks
  • Online backups
  • Upgrades
  • Scale out
  • Cloning of clusters
  • Deploying HAProxy load balancers

Percona ClusterControl can be used with multiple clustering solutions including MySQL Cluster, MySQL Replication, MySQL Galera, MariaDB Galera Cluster, and MongoDB. Percona Support subscribers that elect coverage for these clustering solutions receive Percona ClusterControl with their subscriptions.

Just as we made Percona XtraDB Cluster a much better solution by partnering with Codership, we now expect it will be a much easier to manage and monitor solution thanks to our partnership with Severalnines. Whether you need Percona Support or not, I hope you will take advantage of these powerful management and monitoring solutions which are now available for Percona XtraDB Cluster. To learn more about using ClusterControl to manage Percona XtraDB Cluster, please join us on February 19th for a webinar entitled “Performance Monitoring and Troubleshooting of Percona XtraDB Cluster” presented by Peter Boros.

About Terry Erisman

I joined Percona as Chief Marketing Officer in 2011. I've been marketing high tech software and services worldwide for over 20 years including open source solutions since 1999. Prior to Percona, I was the first marketing person for DotNetNuke, the leading open source web content management system for .NET. While at Percona (#1566 in 2013), DotNetNuke (#228 in 2010), and CaseCentral (#450 in 2004), each company was named to the Inc. 500/5000. You can check out my thoughts on marketing open source solutions on my blog at www.ossmarketing.com.

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