Who Uses This Software?

Businesses who want to stop cobbling together tools to automate repetitive tasks and who want to cost-effectively limit downtime, ensure their systems are stable and secure.


Average Ratings

30 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Severalnines
  • www.severalnines.com/
  • Founded 2010
  • Sweden

About ClusterControl

ClusterControl is an all-inclusive database management system that lets you easily deploy, monitor, manage & scale highly available open source databases on-premise or in the cloud. ClusterControl supports MySQL, Galera Cluster, MongoDB & PostgreSQL. At the core of ClusterControl is its automation functionality that lets you automate many of the database tasks you have to perform regularly like deploying new clusters, adding and scaling new nodes, running backups and upgrades, and more.


ClusterControl Features

  • Backup
  • Creation / Development
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Search
  • Database Conversion
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational Interface
  • Virtualization

ClusterControl Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Its good, still not fulfil some functionality which required for big production.

Jun 02, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its really did many important tasks efficiently. I liked the auto recovery option, backup verification, Restore option, auto upload to cloud. Migration processes very smooth.

Cons: 60% ability to handle big production system. The backup operation still has many missing issues which we need to handle big database. Job Schedule functionality is a single thread. Graphs and Optimisation are not perfect for high load environment.

Don't have checkup option. I found some major bug like add a new node which is not cloning my my.cnf configuration as like others nodes hand. CC generate a default configuration which had a bug and I was not able to deploy a new node. Without test related this type of updates is very unexpected.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on June 05, 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback. Regarding adding new nodes, we base the configuration from a template. Not sure if you had updated the template, but we have added better help texts in version 1.6.1. Thanks again, we will pass it along to the product team :)

I am very satisfied with the trial - features, complete documentation, great MySQL/Galera resources.

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Ability to monitor and control all the clusters at one place and notify you in case of trouble. We are thankful for the extended trial and the free customer support for that time. There was also nice dedicated tech demo for our team, which help us a lot to evaluate the product.

Cons: There are some limitations and missing features compared to some other DBA tools, but I believe S9S team is working hard to enrich the application and they are listening to their customers. Price schema compared to competitors is not so flexible (it is a bit costly to monitor large number of servers), but I believe that the S9's sales team could negotiate in order to successfully close the deal.

Overall: We have a lot of features similar to Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL. Without a tool like S9S ClusterControl it will be very hard to perform realtime monitoring, to be productive and to act proactively. There are nice gadgets integrated with the tool which could help to the DBA's tasks.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 26, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated!

Very reasonable experience, finding information was easy on their site.

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked that the company touched base with me after my initial download. It was just the push I needed to keep going and get the software evaluated.

Cons: It was somewhat cumbersome to get installed and running. Installtion instructions were detailed, but for me somewhat hard to follow.

Overall: I got an easy way to deploy, configure, and monitor a mysql cluster. It was a great help.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 12, 2018

Thanks for the feedback! We are always looking to improve our install experience and will pass along your feedback to the product team.

Amazing! Just the price friendly system we looked for.

Mar 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I like most that you can easily manage your multiple database servers and get a nicd chance to feel like a pro for little money.

Cons: I don`t have much bad to say, I just like it like this. Probably its a bit difficult to handle as an beginner but due to the great bandwith of their wiki you are able to learn fast.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 07, 2018

Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it!

Capterra-loader

very good cross platform tool

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: very good dashboards, you can find weak places on comparing dashboards values in one place.
Maybe the best solution for tuning databases values.

Cons: 1. you couldn't skip some alerts. For example, you have alert from category DBHealth about Use wsrep_sst_method=xtrabackup-v2 instead. But I don't like to use it and I don't like to skip all the warnings of DBHealth category .
2. It could be better if there was a line, across all dashboards. So for example, you put your mouse point on one place of dashboard and the line shows the statement on other - this would be really good.
3. Not good, that you don't show prices for commercial solutions(

But You have made something really cool

Overall: maybe this is the best solution, even community version, for DB tuning!

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 07, 2018

Thanks for the feedback, I will pass it along to the product team

enjoying using this software since it is very helpful and interactive software

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: i like cluster control due to its ability to centralize the communication from both analog and digital I/O . Monitoring system activities is easy Eg managing data record on a large scale like data for organization which could have been tedious to handle.

Cons: involves keen and logical thinking and has got limitations in diffrent environments in which the software is working for example When using windows CE. when a control overlaps the cluster shell in a Touch Panel VI, the entire control is still completely visible when you build the VI into an application. If the control is completely outside the cluster shell, the control will not be not visible.

Overall: Data management

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 05, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, I have passed it along to the Product team For reference here is a link of the browsers we support https://severalnines.com/docs/requirements.html#supported-browsers

very easy to use

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: very easy to use and u can acces a lot of things like the scripts and the jobs are easy to make, it was helpful.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 05, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, best of luck in your studies!

It was a very good experience, easy to use, and a good product.

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I really liked this software, the ease of use was tremendous, and the monitoring that is available for the product is stellar. The best part about it is that it works as advertised!

Cons: I think it must provide graphs for query response time as this time is the most important measurement of performance. The update process using ansible role was not so helpful so I needed to update using the shell script.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 05, 2018

Thank you for your review, I will pass your feedback along to the product team

Great product, easy to use

Mar 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's rich features such as mysql failover, alerts and high availability. Moreover roles of users foynd to be useful too.

Cons: Price is quite high knowing that it works on open source technologies. Price model could be reviewed.

Overall: None yet

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 05, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you are taking advantage of our HA functions. I will pass your pricing feedback to the management team

Cluster control is easy to use database system we can easily manage, monitor and autoscale cluster

Mar 01, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: we can repeatedly deploy the database also we can choose technology stack by our self. Complete Lifecycle Management. Automate failovers, recovery and day to day tasks uniformly across polyglot databases and dynamic infrastructures.

Cons: This software is having highest cost, ClusterControl does the above trick when pulling and parsing the Slow Query log to overcome the problems with offsets. because of that continuous sampling might miss some queries during steps 3 to 5.

Overall: yes

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 05, 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback, we will pass it along to the product team

It's easy to use and maintain with minimal effort. It also decreases the overall time of deployment.

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Wide range of db support and ease of use. Overall deployment time of database clusters in large environments has decreases significantly.

Cons: Support for more products. Current it only works with Mongo db and myself but I could be a great tool for other dbs.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 06, 2018

Thanks for your feedback, I think you meant MySQL (not myself) but we do also support PostgreSQL!

Great as a basic monitoring and dashboard tool

Mar 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Excellent support for MySQL and Galera clustering, really ahead of the game here and nicely done.

Cons: Very Naive monitoring of PostgreSQL systems, only seems to support the most basic of streaming replication setups.

Overall: Easy visibility of multiple Galera clusters.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 07, 2018

Thanks for your feedback, we are working at beefing up our PostgreSQL support!

Capterra-loader

We start using clustercontrol and stopped looking for alternatives

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use is one. We love the features and how it brings some other related services under one administrative control e.g. haproxy. Reports in their various forms and the ability to create custom reports are some of the features we're most in love with as well. Clustercontrols's quick provisioning and decommissioning is a right fit for our scaling needs.

Cons: Customer support. For some reason I am not able to reach customer support via email and for that reason we're stuck using the community edition with reduced features at this time.

Overall: We are now able to scale up to meet user demand as well as administer our databases from a single point.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 05, 2018

Thank you for the feedback, I will make sure we get in touch with you to make sure you get the support you need!

I build a Mysql cluster with 3 nodes on a customer ibfraestructure

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to understand and deploy. Automatic task makes the setup process more confortable. Users feel sure with automatic backup and guided restore.
Data visualization is great to understand whats happening. Software seems very professional.

Cons: It's very expensive, I tried that customer buy it but it's hard to justify a so high cost.
If you don't have the pro version some changes on configuration are slow and complex.
Alerts like system is swapping repeats over and over, however system is configured as specified in the installation guide

Overall: Talking about clusters, our experience is that it fells more confortable to administrators and users to have a dashboard and automatic task.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 06, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we are always evaluating our pricing model hope we can find a package that works for you!

hard to install, not working with nginx out of the box.

Mar 01, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: while i have already webstack installed and running, this app is trying to install own webstack packages, like mariadb, httpd php etc... it breaks.

no proper nginx configuration, so you have to dig into errors, obviously not working.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on March 05, 2018

We're sorry you were not able to get ClusterControl up and running on your setup. I checked and did not find any support requests from you, we offer 24/7 support for those in our trial period and wish we had the opportunity to help you get it working

Excellent piece of software

Oct 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Excellent piece of software. Enables us to control all our servers across the enterprise and monitor server health easily.

Cons: Can sometimes be a little cludgy when adding single instances. Postgresql support very limited and only monitors very basic streaming replication.

Overall: Makes life as a DBA easy.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on October 20, 2017

Thank you for the positive review and also for the feedback. When it comes to PostgreSQL we have a lot in the works to support it more!

Very easy to deploy a cluster, also it facilitates administration and monitoring.

Sep 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The numerous templates that facilitates the deployment of servers, the configuration of cluster, proxies, keepalive service and also the planning of backups. It is the little brother of Oracle Enterprise Manager software that I did used before for oracle databases

Cons: I have no cons on the technical side. I find only the price per node a little high, it should be great to have a better price for qualification and development servers ans also standalone ones.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 25, 2017

Thank you for your review and feedback! We deeply value you as a customer and hope to continue to work with you in the future! We are always evaluating our pricing structures and will continue to try to find the balance between our clients value and our pricing.

Install it once, and be prepared to enjoy database stability and scalability forever!

Sep 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It just works! In 22 years of web development, I have never come across a software that gave such a positive experience in the long run! You can almost install and forget about it, except that you should never forget about an installed piece of software as an administrator.

Cons: I don't like to see notices like "Detailed Alarm notifications are not available in the Community Edition.". I understand the need for an upsell, but I'd prefer if they would make it more subtle.

Overall: The software allowed us to easily install a database cluster and hand it over to the customer on a very tight budget so he can himself keep an eye on it whenever he likes. The stability of the software is great!

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 25, 2017

Thank you for the feedback and great review! We definitely understand your frustration with the notifications, we think the Dev Studio notifications, chat integrations and monitoring alerts are some pretty neat features too. We do, however, offer the ability to do query monitoring and let you create custom advisers to aid in your monitoring efforts.

Excelent platform...

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The graphical interface makes easy the db replication managment, and the monitoring system is the best tha I am used...

Cons: The cost is only limit to develop on more proyects her on my country the cost is very expensive and are some proyects that could be use this software if the cost could be more cheap...

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 25, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we are always trying to find the balance between pricing and features and are constantly brainstorming ways to make the software more cost effective.

good tool

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is a very good tool to manage cluster from GUI. deploying nodes and monitoring performance is very good. user flexibility is also very good.

Cons: Adding some extra hints for every option will help for the users

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 25, 2017

Thank you for the feedback, that is some great feedback and I will pass it along to the team!

CLusterControl is a mature and easy to use product for management of database clustering software.

Sep 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: 1. Automatic recovery of database (replication) clusters.
2. In my opinion one of the biggest challenges is to have in-depth knowledge about all their different database platforms being used. The builtin intelligence, advisory and health checking features of ClusterControl helps to overcome a big chunk of that gap.
3. Ease of deployment, in less then 15 minutes we are able to get a MariaDB or Percona cluster running.

Cons: Faster and further development of features for other database platforms besides MySQL and MongoDB would be encouraged by me. For example PostgreSQL features and maturity could be improved.

Overall: I've been following SeveralNines a couple of years and along with that way, I discovered the maturity of their product ClusterControl. All kinds of companies find their way to optimal data, for example, companies which are operating several database types that all need attending to. For such companies, Cluster Control is a very interesting solution to consider as it automates a lot of important tasks. But also at larger companies like VidaXL with a few dozen database nodes, the automatic recovery features for clusters are a great enrichment for their database operations.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 25, 2017

Thank you for the feedback! We are working to add more features and more database technologies with each release! PostgreSQL is definitely a priority for us :)

The quickest way to deploy a good Cluster in a few steps.

Sep 21, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The ease to set up it and start to use it. If you haven't deploy any Cluster before, this is the better way to do it.

Overall: I start to use it without know any about this type of clusters, thanks to this I setted up my first MySQL Cluster and it introduce me to this scope.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 25, 2017

Thank you for the review! That is exactly what we want to hear as we think ClusterControl is great for the SysAdmin or DevOps folks who aren't familiar with clustering but need to get it done :)

Great piece of software, a little rough round the edges

Sep 18, 2017
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Simple to set up, fairly intuitive to use. Works well and is a reliable and carefully crafted administration tool

Cons: It's still a little rough around the edges, some aspects of the client and server configuration are not well documented, and you have to read between the lines to get it working properly.

Overall: Easy visibility of all clusters, centralised admin and backups

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 21, 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We strive to make our documentation top notch but know that sometimes it isn't. We appreciate your using our product and please open a support ticket to let us know specifically how we can improve and I promise we will :)

Easy clustering of sql servers

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Navigation and ease of use. Cluster control is one of the most robust server control when it comes to RDS.

Cons: Quite expensive for a startup. We get it, you make it easy for us to get hoked up with the product. But the trial is too short to play with. It's also expensive.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 19, 2017

Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it. We can definitely extend your trial (which we do on a case-by-case basis) to make sure you have all the time you need to justify the spend. We are also working on a startup program to provide some more creative ways of introducing it into your organization, if you're interested in piloting it with us give us a shout :)

I couldn't get your software to work in my deployment.

Sep 15, 2017
1/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I didn't pay any money to use your products. Your user interface is very pretty. You're software installed easily. Everything would have been great if it deployed my cluster.

Cons: Your product did not implement the cluster in my deployment. I ended up deploying the cluster manually.

Overall: After attempting to use this software I benefited from the experience of deployment of my cluster manually.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 19, 2017

Very sorry you weren't able to get the cluster working. I wish you had contacted our team as we offer 24/7 support during the enterprise trial period to ensure everyone get's up and running, I hope you'll give us another chance :)

Very beneficial to deploying and managing a n+3 architecture

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great for managing and deploying a high availability infrastructure. Also find the interface very easy to manage

Cons: Cost is one limitation, especially when budgets are tight. Integration with devops tools like gitlab would be beneficial

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 19, 2017

Thanks for the recommendation on gitlab, will pass that onto the team!

Pleasure to use, shows me exactly what is going on in my clusters

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The graphing, ability to check error logs centrally. The fact it sends out alerts for issues and an alert when the issue is resolved.

Cons: I cannot think of anything that I do not like about this software. If I had to give one thing I would say it would be nice have themes for the Overview as I prefer a darker screen.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 19, 2017

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate having you as a ClusterControl user. Make sure to check out the Developer Studio where you can write custom scripts to monitor and send alerts about specific things you might care about.

Amazed.

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love how intuitive the interface is. Also, how easy it is to move around and find the things I need. Love the product.

Overall: Ease of use. Being able to have my Kubernetes Galera clúster auto discovered. Graphs and insight to my cluster.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on September 17, 2017

Thanks for the great feedback, Juan, it's much appreciated. If you're also using Docker, look out for some future updates, which we'll publish soon. Cheers, JJ - Severalnines Team

Easy to use and gives lots of information to help in database management and monitoring.

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I like its free version used for monitoring and deploying database clusters.
The query analyzer is great to get an idea about the type of queries running on the database servers and their execution time.
The advisors panel gives a quick and nice advice about the status of the cluster and how it can be improved.

Cons: I think it must provide graphs for query response time as this time is the most important measurement of performance.
The update process using ansible role was not so helpful so I needed to update using the shell script.

Excellent product and even better customer support

Apr 08, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Easiest management of a synchronous, Galera, MySQL cluster. Add, restart or reboot any data node in the cluster. Full notification of node status. Also has graphical displays of node CPU, Drive and RAM usage. It also will manage a HAProxy/Keepalived Load Balancing configuration. Best decision I ever made to setup a Highly Available database for my web-based application, Shop Boss Pro.

Cons: None