ClusterControl Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

ClusterControl

Database management software with data backup tool

4.32/5 (60 reviews)

ClusterControl overview

What is ClusterControl?

ClusterControl is a database management software that helps businesses streamline operations related to backups, upgrades, configuration, performance tracking, and more. The monitoring functionality lets data analysts conduct health checks and monitor database stacks across multiple data infrastructures.

ClusterControl enables administrators to configure role-based access rights, provide single sign-on capabilities, maintain an audit trail, and log user activity, ensuring data security and business compliance. The operational reporting module allows supervisors to gain insight into backup processes, data clusters, upgrades, and data definition language (DDL) changes. The performance toolbox lets employees manage queries, compare query performance with historical data, and monitor schema performance.

ClusterControl comes with an API, which allows businesses to integrate the system with several third-party solutions, such as Slack, Telegramm Zabbix, PagerDuty, HipChat, and more. The configurations management module lets staff members create and store custom configuration templates. It also lets users detect anomalies within the database, and uses pre-programmed recovery algorithms to automatically respond to multiple failure types.
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Pricing

Starting from
€2500/year
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Markets

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Supported languages

English
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ClusterControl reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Musa Mohammed

We start using clustercontrol and stopped looking for alternatives

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-03-01
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Severalnines


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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Martijn Wallet

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

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-21
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Severalnines


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 :)

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Joseph Oreste

ClusterControl Review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-30
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Severalnines


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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Okan Basoglu

good software

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-31
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Severalnines


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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Alexander Berdega

very good cross platform tool

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

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

Response from Severalnines


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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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ClusterControl pricing

Starting from
€2500/year
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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ClusterControl is available across three pricing plans, outlined below. It also offers a 30-day trial.

Free Community: €0
Advanced: €2,500/ annually (per node)
Enterprise: €5,000/ annually (per node)

ClusterControl features

API
Access Control
Alerts / Escalation
Automatic Notifications
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Monitoring
Permission Management
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Third Party Integration

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Additional information for ClusterControl

Key features of ClusterControl

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualization
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Benefits

• Point & Click Deployment of SQL and NoSQL cluster topologies
• Advanced management, monitoring, and scaling
• Database load balancing via ProxySQL, HAProxy & MaxScale