Thursday, October 26, 2017

Upgrading Continuent Tungsten software us Tuesday, October 31st for free training, as we take a look at the process for upgrading your Tungsten installation. We will cover:
  • Reviewing release notes
  • Obtaining the software 
  • TAR vs RPM installation
  • Rolling upgrade vs all-in-one
  • Rolling back training is for all engineers using either Tungsten Clustering or Tungsten Replicator, and is valuable for those who are looking to upgrade to the latest release in the near future.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Continuent Road Map: One year after restart... Where next? may know Continuent Tungsten for our highly advanced MySQL replication tool, Tungsten Replicator, and for our state-of-the-art MySQL clustering solution, Tungsten Clustering. Our solutions are used by leading SaaS vendors, e-commerce, financial services and telco customers.

But there are more, many more, Tungsten deployments out there. Tungsten Replicator can be used for real-time data loading into analytics, from MySQL and Oracle into Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Kafka, Redshift and Vertica. What you may not know, Tungsten Replicator is also an Oracle replication solution, the "Oracle GoldenGate without the price tag”. And there could be more…

How about Tungsten Backup? Using the power of the Tungsten Transaction History Log (THL), we may create the ultimate continuous backup solution with flexible point-in-time recovery. Would you be interested, especially for free? What about the ultimate proxy, a stand-alone Tungsten Connector? To support our Clustering solution, Continuent has developed one of the most advanced proxies available. Could it be time to unleash Tungsten Connector for general use?

Join our live webcast, Wednesday 10/25, to learn more on what Continuent is planning during the next twelve months!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MySQL backup, recovery and provisioning within a Continuent Tungsten Cluster

Join us for this training session where we discuss tools for backing up a MySQL database within Tungsten, and how Tungsten makes it easy to re-provision databases and recover a cluster. Tuesday, 10/17 at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET. Sign up today at
In this session we will cover: 
  • Methods and tools for taking a backup
  • Verifying the backup contains the last binary log position, and the importance of having this
  • Restoring backups into a cluster
  • Provisioning slaves from an existing datasource
This training is for all engineers using Tungsten Clustering and will explain the tools needed to create a sound backup and recover strategy, and is also valuable for those who wish to review their current backup and recovery procedures.

Friday, October 6, 2017

MySQL native replication vs. Continuent Tungsten

What MySQL replication is, what it's not, and when is Tungsten a better choice? Find out Wednesday 10/11, 9:00-9:30 am PDT, at

We will cover topics such as:
  • What native replication is (and isn’t),
  • Fan-in/fan-out topologies,
  • Heterogenous replication
  • Powerful filtering functionality and
  • Clustering for HA/DR and zero-downtime maintenance.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Upcoming Webinar - Wed July 19th What is New in Tungsten Replicator 5.2 and Tungsten Clustering 5.2?

Continuent Tungsten Webinar: 
What is New in Tungsten Replicator 5.2 and Tungsten Clustering 5.2?

Continuent Tungsten 5.2 is just around the corner. This is one of our most exciting Tungsten product releases for some time!

In this webinar we’re going to have a look at a host of new features in the new release, including 
  • Three new Replication Applier Targets (Kafka, Cassandra and Elasticsearch)
  • New improvements to our core command-line tools trepctl and thl
  • New foundations for our filtering services, and 
  • Improvements to the compatibility between replication and clustering

This webinar is going be a packed session and we’ll show all the exciting stuff with more in-depth follow-up sessions in the coming weeks. 

You’ll also learn about some more exciting changes coming in the upcoming Tungsten releases (5.2.1 and 5.3), and our major Tungsten 6.0 release due out by the end of the year.

So come and join us to get the low down on everything related to Tungsten Replicator 5.2 and Tungsten Clustering 5.2. on
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM PDT at

Monday, June 19, 2017

High Noon at AWS — Amazon RDS versus Continuent Tungsten with MySQL on AWS EC2.

Please join Continuent Webinar on Wednesday, June 21 at 9:00 AM PDT/noon EDT:
Continuent customers have a large number deployments in AWS running MySQL on AWS EC2 instances and they choose to rely upon Tungsten Clustering to provide High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR). We also support Multi-Site/Multi-Master operations and offer true zero-downtime operations.

During the Webinar we look at the following questions and more: 
* How does RDS handle failover? (Hint: Not very quickly) 
* How does RDS handle read scaling? (Hint: Not very well) 
* Can you do zero-downtime maintenance with RDS? (Hint: No) 
* Is RDS cheaper? (Hint: No, not really)
High Noon at AWS — Amazon RDS versus Continuent Tungsten with MySQL on AWS EC2.

Friday, June 2, 2017

New Continuent Webinar Wednesdays and Training Tuesdays

We are just starting to get into the swing of setting up our new training and webinar schedule. 
Initially, there will be one Webinar session (typically on a Wednesday) and one training session (on a Tuesday) every week from now. We'll be covering a variety of different topics at each. 
Typically our webinars will be about products and features, comparisons to other products, mixed in with product news (new releases, new features) and individual sessions based on what is going on at Continuent and the market in general. 
Our training, by comparison, is going to be a hands-on, step-by-step sequence covering all of the different areas of our product. So we'll cover everything from the basics of how the products work, how to deploy them, typical functionality (switching, start/stop, etc), and troubleshooting. 
All of the sessions are going to be recorded and we'll produce a suitable archive page so that you can go and view the past sessions. Need a refresher on re-provisioning a node in your cluster? There's going to be a video for it and documentation to back it up. 
Our first webinar is actually next Thursday (the Wednesday rule wouldn't be a good one without an exception) and is all about MySQL Multi-Site/Multi-Master Done Right: 
In this webinar, we discuss what makes Tungsten Clustering better than other alternatives (AWS RDS, Galera, MySQL InnoDB Cluster, and XtraDBCluster), especially for geographically distributed multi-site deployments, both for disaster recovery and multi-site/multi-master needs.

If you want to attend, please go ahead and register using this link:
Keep your eyes peeled for the other upcoming sessions. More details soon.