Peer Certificate errors with SSL

A bug in early versions of PHP 5.6 can cause difficulty in using SSL connections with ClearDB (and many other MySQL providers). This bug forces Peer Certificate name checking to ON and prevents setting it to OFF. You may receive an error such as: PHP Warning: mysqli_real_connect(): Peer certificate CN=`db-mm-us-east-01′ did not match expected CN=`eu-cdbr-azure-west-d.cloudapp.net’ […]

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ClearDB Iron Performance Metrics Based on Live Workloads

ClearDB Iron is our high-speed database system that leverages MySQL (or any other relational database created in the last 30 years) to power extreme workload requirements that have tight performance variance SLA requirements. Recently, we began to closely audit the raw performance metrics coming out of one of our ClearDB Iron-based multi-tenant stamps in our […]

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ClearDB’s New MySQL Datastores are Now Available on Azure and EC2

ClearDB is pleased to announce that we have released a new line of Premium single-tenant datastores, giving developers exciting new options for their MySQL database environment on both Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2. The new “Basic” and “Pro” level Premium offerings are available right now, and offer some distinct and useful advantages over our popular […]

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Queries-Per-Hour Limits Removed From Azure Cloud

Effective immediately, ClearDB is removing the queries per hour (QPH) limits imposed on all multitenant databases provisioned in the Windows Azure cloud. Most of our customers may not even realize that we had such a limitation. We originally implemented it as an abuse management tool, in order to prevent customers from using a disproportionate share […]

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ClearDB Iron™ is Here! Up to 30x Performance Boost Over Standard MySQL

We are excited to share the good news that ClearDB Iron™ technology is now powering all of our new multi-tenant clusters in the Amazon EC2 cloud.  If you haven’t heard about ClearDB Iron yet, the most important thing to know about this amazing new technology is it’s fast.  Really fast.  In fact, Iron-powered clusters are […]

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ClearDB Founder to Present at the SNIA Data Storage Innovation Conference

Plano, Texas – April 16, 2014 – ClearDB, an innovative database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for MySQL-powered applications, today announced that the company’s founder and CEO, Cashton Coleman, will speak at the first SNIA Data Storage Innovation (DSI) conference, in Santa Clara, California, April 22-24, 2014.  Coleman’s session titled “Database-as-a-Service vs. Do-It-Yourself MySQL in the Cloud” will take […]

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Customer Security Notice on CVE-2014-0160 – Heartbleed Disclosure

The engineering team at ClearDB has been working to assess the impact for our customers in the wake of the April 7th disclosure of CVE-2014-0160, known more commonly as the Heartbleed bug. We join every service provider on the internet responding to this vulnerability in OpenSSL’s use and handling of heartbeat packets, and have taken the […]

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Microsoft Selects ClearDB as Database-as-a-Service Provider for Office 365 Blog

Plano, Texas – April 8, 2014 – ClearDB, an innovative database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for MySQL-powered applications, has been selected by Microsoft as a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solution for its Office 365 blog. The use of the ClearDB DBaaS resulted in a 600-percent performance increase for the high-traffic blog coupled with significant cost savings. With WordPress as the […]

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ClearDB Announces OEM Relationship with CloudBees

Plano, Texas – March 18, 2014 – ClearDB, an innovative database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for MySQL-powered applications, today announced that it has entered an OEM agreement with CloudBees, the continuous delivery platform leader, for the ClearDB database solution that provides geographically distributed, highly available MySQL services to the cloud. CloudBees is already providing the ClearDB solution to […]

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ClearDB is a Viable Alternative for Xeround Customers

If you find yourself looking for an alternative to Xeround this week, ClearDB is a viable alternative for your MySQL cloud database needs.  Plus, to assist those who are migrating over from Xeround, we are offering a special discount of 10% off our dedicated MySQL clusters. ClearDB offers two distinct product lines, multi-tenant and dedicated. […]

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