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How we orchestrated a SQL database with Docker Swarm Mode

September 20, 2016

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Claus Matzinger

Crate is a distributed SQL database and with its shared-nothing architecture, Crate is a perfect fit for setting up a container-based cluster for microservices. While there are many orchestration tools out there, Docker - with their latest update to Docker engine 1.12 - blended their applications nicely together and managing large clusters of containerized applications becomes a breeze!

Visualizing Time Series Data at Scale with the CrateDB Plugin for Grafana

December 1, 2016
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Claus Matzinger

Use CrateDB and Grafana to create scalable and fast dashboards.

Monitoring A Scalable SQL Database

November 28, 2016
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Claus Matzinger

CrateDB is running in production in companies around the world, with users applying a range of different monitoring solutions to ensure cluster (hardware) health and responsiveness in addition to providing indicators whether the cluster size should be changed. This blogpost explains some metrics and how and why they should be monitored!

Internships: Max at Crate

August 22, 2016
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Claus Matzinger

To end his internship at Crate, we asked Max to contribute to our blog and tell us about the experience of working at Crate. At 18 years old he attends a technical school in Austria and while internships are sometimes mandatory, the company is free to choose. Luckily - he chose us.

Kubernetes and Crate

August 16, 2016
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Claus Matzinger

During our hackathon last weekend we came up with a template that would easily let users spin up a cluster with Kubernetes, that can now also be found in our documentation!

Happy Birthday Kubernetes!

August 8, 2016
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Claus Matzinger

In July Kubernetes celebrated their first birthday with events around the globe. Crate took this opportunity to run a Hackathon entirely based around Crate and Kubernetes in Berlin.