Oracle Cloud Breakdown – Database Hosting Costs on OCI

Oracle Cloud Breakdown – Database Hosting Costs on OCI

When considering a new cloud provider, the big names come to mind –  AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. If you’re a developer, you might even be considering a dev-friendly cloud like DigitalOcean or Linode. But, did you know there’s a (relatively) new player in the cloud game? Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a cloud computing…


How To Set Up MySQL on DigitalOcean

How To Set Up MySQL on DigitalOcean

MySQL is the number one open source relational database management system in the world, and is used by millions of developers across all application types. DigitalOcean, a fast-growing cloud provider that’s increasing in popularity amongst the developer community, is a great host to consider for your MySQL deployments. In this article, we’re going to show…


Auditing PostgreSQL Using pgAudit

Auditing PostgreSQL Using pgAudit

Auditing in information technology (IT) is a process of examining an organization’s IT infrastructure to ensure compliance with the requirements imposed by recognized standards or established policies. Data protection rules, such as the new GDPR regulations, are becoming increasingly stringent to protect user data, so it’s important that your database audits are set up properly…


mysqldump Best Practices: Part 1 – MySQL Prerequisites

mysqldump Best Practices: Part 1 – MySQL Prerequisites

Mysqldump is a client utility that is used to perform logical backups of the MySQL database. This popular migration tool is useful for various use cases of MySQL such as: Backup and restore of databases. Migrating data from one server to another. Migrating data across different managed MySQL service providers. Migrating data between different versions…





ScaleGrid Launches Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Support for Managed Database Hosting

ScaleGrid Launches Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Support for Managed Database Hosting

PALO ALTO, Calif., October 14, 2020 – ScaleGrid, a leading Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, has just announced the launch of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) hosting through their fully managed DBaaS plans. In addition to their AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean hosting solutions, ScaleGrid will now offer GCP hosting for MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis™. Google Cloud Platform is…


Understanding MongoDB Client Timeout Options

Understanding MongoDB Client Timeout Options

MongoDB drivers provide several options for Mongo clients to handle different network timeout errors that may occur during usage. In some cases, the default values for these options might not fit your use case, so it is crucial to understand the different MongoClient timeout options to avoid unpredictable hangs in your application flow and improve performance. On…


MongoDB SSL with self-signed certificates in C#

MongoDB SSL with self-signed certificates in C#

When deploying MongoDB in production, it is strongly recommended that you use an SSL-enabled geo-distributed replica-set configuration for maximum security and availability. ScaleGrid provides you two options for setting up SSL. One option is purchasing your own CA-signed SSL certificates and configuring them on the MongoDB server. If your application connects to the production database…