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

15 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • 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!

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
Value for Money
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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
Value for Money
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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
Value for Money
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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
Value for Money
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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
Value for Money
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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
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Customer Support
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
Customer Support
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
Overall
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
Overall
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