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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Three things about the AWS outage that should not have ever happened

Three things that Amazon could have done right, and how they failed in June 2012. Amazon AWS is a great service, there’s no doubt about it. It’s very sophisticated, and does a really good job about ensuring that services remain online and available, most of the time. However, as part of what we call our “vigilence […]

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ClearDB is now available in Windows Azure

ClearDB announces strategic relationship with Microsoft; brings MySQL to Windows Azure & Windows Azure Websites SuccessBricks, Inc is pleased to announce that it is now offering its flagship MySQL database service, ClearDB, on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Azure cloud.  The general release means that Windows Azure customers can take advantage of ClearDB’s globally distributed MySQL database […]

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Encrypting MySQL Connections To ClearDB

Get Secure By Using MySQL SSL on ClearDB Recently, we’ve been receiving a few requests to connect to ClearDB using client level encryption, or SSL in MySQL. While ClearDB does certainly support this option, we cannot enforce it with all of our customers – some customers simply don’t want to use encryption due to the […]

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ClearDB Announces AppFog Add-On General Availability

WACO, TX (March 14, 2011) – SuccessBricks, Inc. is pleased to announce the generally available release of ClearDB for the AppFog Platform-As-A-Service. This release means that AppFog users may now take advantage of ClearDB’s highly available database services. “We are incredibly pleased with the interest around our add-on program, by the caliber of partners joining […]

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ClearDB Announces Heroku Add-On General Availability

WACO, TX (Dec. 7, 2011) – SuccessBricks, Inc. is pleased to announce that its flagship service ClearDB is now available as an official add-on through the popular cloud application platform Heroku.  The general release means Heroku developers can now take advantage of ClearDB’s globally distributed MySQL database service. “Heroku is committed to providing our users […]

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ClearDB Add-On For Heroku Enters Private Beta

Heroku Beta, Here We Come!! Today we proudly announce that the Heroku add-on for ClearDB has entered private beta at Heroku. Members of the Heroku private beta program are encourated to check it out, install it, and contact us if they have questions or issues with their ClearDB add-on experience. New add-on installations will be […]

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The new ClearDB, and what it means for MySQL powered apps in the cloud.

Welcome to the new ClearDB! As you can tell with the new site and service, we’ve been making a lot of changes here at ClearDB. Stuff that used to be highlighted here is now gone, and we have decided to focus on our primary business, our MySQL globally distributed, multi-master database array. So far, we’ve […]

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