Pro Segment #101 Why use a DBaaS instead of do-it-yourself MySQL in the cloud?

Why use a database-as-a-service instead of do-it-yourself MySQL in the cloud? When you’re looking to move your website, app, or even your whole business from your traditional hosting provider, one of the first challenges that you’re faced with is whether or not to run your own MySQL database and MySQL powered infrastructure (the DYI approach) […]

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Pro Segment #100 How many MySQL connections are enough for my app?

One of the questions that we often get at ClearDB is with regards to how many MySQL connections a customer should consider purchasing to ensure that their application can perform and scale as needed. This is an important question, and getting the answer right early on will ensure that your app will be able to […]

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News Meet ClearDB at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

ClearDB is a Silver Sponsor of the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013.  If you plan to attend the event, please stop by our booth (#110) and say hello to our team.  We always enjoy an opportunity to meet fellow MySQL enthusiasts in person, and to talk about our multi-regional and fully managed cloud […]

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Common problems Using mysqldump

We sometimes hear from customers that they want to export their database – say, to have a development copy on their desktop – but they can’t get mysqldump to complete. Sometimes the connection to their database is dropped before the dump is complete. Sometimes they get an error message that they have no free connections. […]

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Silly Sunday Recipe of the Week

Via our friends at Occupy Bacon dot Net, this delicious bacon chocolate peanut butter confection. Warning: not even a little bit kosher, and even less halal. 1/2 pound bacon 2 pounds milk chocolate 14-16 ounces smooth natural peanut butter, refrigerated so the oil won’t separate out 1 dozen mini muffin tins with mini paper cups. […]

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Silly Sunday Unlikely Winter Storm Warnings

You don’t normally think of Hawaii when you hear “winter storm warning”. Snow, sleet and ice spur Winter storm warning for Big Island summits Mauna Kea summit area at 6:10 p.m. Thursday (Feb 21). Image via UH-Hilo webcam Here’s what the summit looks like in better weather. If you’re visiting the Big Island you should […]

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Common problems No free connection to administer db

Customers sometimes complain that they can’t reach their database. Now, that can happen for all kinds of reasons, starting with operator error, continuing through alien invasions of the datacenter. (The latter hasn’t happened yet – at least as far as we know!) But there’s a particular version of this issue where the customer’s application is […]

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I find your lack of faith disturbing

If you know how to use traceroute, open a terminal window and trace this IP: 216.81.59.173. If you don’t know how to use traceroute, go to http://centralops.net/co, click on Traceroute and enter those numbers in the form. Read the results carefully. Explanation.

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the ClearDB Dashboard

Here at ClearDB, we boast that we are your “zero administration” option for Database As A Service (DbAAS). Our team of network engineers, MySQL experts and support techs keep you up and running 24/7 and leave you free to concentrate on your business. But zero administration doesn’t mean zero information. Pretty much everything you need […]

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PHP troubleshooting on Windows Azure

Ruslan Yakushev, Senior Software Design Engineer on the Windows Azure team, has a great blog post today on the front page of Planet PHP about how to troubleshoot your PHP-ClearDB MySQL application on Windows Azure. In the post Ruslan explains how to use PHP’s built-in diagnostics as well as some popular extensions to help figure out […]

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