ClusterControl

ClusterControl

by Severalnines

Who Uses ClusterControl?

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.

What Is ClusterControl?

The only management system youll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure.

ClusterControl is an integrated deployment, monitoring, and management automation system for databases which provides holistic, real-time control of your database operations in an easy and intuitive experience. It incorporates the best practices learned from thousands of customer deployments in a comprehensive system that helps you manage your open source databases safely and reliably.

ClusterControl Details

Severalnines

http://www.severalnines.com/

Founded 2010

ClusterControl Pricing Overview

ClusterControl has a free version and offers a free trial.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

ClusterControl Features

Database Software
Access Controls/Permissions
Backup and Recovery
Data Migration
Data Replication
Database Conversion
Mobile Access
Multiple Programming Languages Supported
NOSQL
Performance Analysis
Relational
Virtualisation

ClusterControl Reviews

Showing 5 of 57 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Value for Money
3.8/5
Musa M.
Systems Administrator
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/03/2018

"We start using clustercontrol and stopped looking for alternatives"

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

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.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on 05/03/2018

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/03/2018
Martijn W.
Manager Consultancy & Training
Computer Software, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/09/2017

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

Comments: 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.

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.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on 25/09/2017

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 :)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/09/2017
Joseph O.
Database Administrator
Gambling & Casinos, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/08/2018

"ClusterControl Review"

Comments: We are much better with it, than without it.

Pros: I like the monitoring and graphing. It's a great way to centralize management of multiple systems.

Cons: No easy way to have a free license for testing features in a sandbox environment without obtaining temporary license.
No way to see top processes and the resources they are consuming and be able to kill processes.
ClusterControl screen refresh can be extremely slow, and even require restart when open for periods of time.
Documentation is lacking in many respects on how to's and just general definitions of things are too generic.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on 04/09/2018

Thank you for your feedback! We value you as a customer and appreciate your inputs, they have been passed along to the product team

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/08/2018
Okan B.
IT Systems Lead
Marketing & Advertising, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/08/2018

"good software"

Comments: experience is good you can rely on this software dashboard is great. you can spot the problems right away.

Pros: it gives you a good overall situation overview. you can see current load of servers, queries per sec, node health status etc. the query type distribution is also great. before the cc app i do not know how i managed to keep things up, now i feel comfortable when i see the cc dashboard.

Cons: i can not seem to get the active query log to work correctly. detailed tutorials about setting up the software and how to use features are must. i like to know how stuff works so details about inner workings should exist in a humanly understandable format. more details about what is going on right now would be great for eg. the connection count where does all that connection come from which IP or dbuser. things like that would increase the value of the product undoubtedly.

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on 04/09/2018

Thank you for your feedback, I recommend opening a support ticket to ask your questions re the query log, I'll bet we can help you figure it all out.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/08/2018
Alexander B.
IT Engineer
Computer Games, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/03/2018

"very good cross platform tool"

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

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

Vendor Response

by Severalnines on 07/03/2018

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/03/2018