A Guide to Efficient Database Infrastructure Operations
Taking control of their data is every company's number one job.
Database operations encompass a number of functions, including the initial deployment of a solution, configuration management, performance monitoring, SLA management, backups, patches, version upgrades and scaling.

In this white paper, we will discuss the operational aspects of running database infrastructures, and how companies can make these more efficient.



Databases in Online Social Gaming

Designing a scalable data infrastructure - contributed by Joshua Butcher

This paper discusses the importance of databases for the gaming industry, what its requirements are in terms of database technology as well as a discussion on why MySQL is or should be the database of choice for anyone wanting to develop online social games that are reliable and stable in all their aspects.

In addition, the paper also discusses the different types of data that need to be stored by a social MMOG with recommendations on how to handle these.



Introducing Severalnines ClusterControl™

The Virtual DBA Assistant for clustered databases

Database developers and administrators have better things to do than piece together builds, follow checklists full of release commands, search the internet for sample configurations, copy files around on servers, and monitor running database processes.

This white paper discusses the challenges to set up, deploy, manage and scale mission-critical database clusters. It introduces Severalnines's flagship product, ClusterControl™, a Virtual DBA assistant that frees the developer from the complexity and learning curves associated with database clusters, and provides assistance throughout the database lifecycle.