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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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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