Monday, February 23, 2015

Real-time data loading from Oracle and MySQL to data warehouses, analytics

Analyzing transactional data is becoming increasingly common, especially as the data sizes and complexity increase and transactional stores are no longer to keep pace with the ever-increasing storage. Although there are many techniques available for loading data, getting effective data in real-time into your data warehouse store is a more difficult problem.

In this webinar-on-demand we showcase VMware Continuent's capabilities for continuous and real-time data warehouse loading. We share practical tips and a live demo of how to get your data warehouse loading projects off the ground quickly and efficiently.

Recorded 3/3/2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

vCloud Air and business-critical MySQL

VMware Continuent, a multi-site, multi-master database cluster solution, provides a full data management solution that is already handling billions of transactions daily for our customers, on-premises and in the cloud. Join us to learn how Continuent and MySQL can run business-critical applications in vCloud Air, VMware's hybrid cloud solution. 

In this new webinar-on-demand, you will learn about the following:
  • What is vCloud Air and how can it benefit your company
  • Overview of DBMS operation in vCloud Air
  • Tips and tricks for running Continuent MySQL clusters
  • Roadmap for Continuent in vCloud Air as well as vSphere support.
We have a lot of great work on tap related to vCloud Air as well as VMware products in general. Join us for this glimpse into the future of Continuent clustering and replication at VMware.

Recorded 2/19/15

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Business continuity with geographically distributed multi-master MySQL clusters

Global data access can greatly expand the reach of your business. Continuent's multi-site multi-master (MSMM) solutions enable applications to accept write traffic in multiple locations across on-premises and vCloud Air. This includes the following important real-world use cases:
  • Improve performance for globally distributed users registering hardware devices by permitting updates on the geographically closest site
  • Ensure availability of credit card processing by spreading transaction processing across two or more sites. Users can still process credit card transactions if a single site is unavailable to them for any reason, including end-user Internet routing problems
  • Enable business continuity by using multi-master updates on different hosting providers for service scalability, personalization and software upgrades of GPS devices.
Individual Continuent clusters already provide excellent single-site database availability and performance. In this webinar we review the benefits of combining multiple Continuent clusters into a global multi-site multi-master database cluster (MSMM) topology for:
  • Optimizing your installation for MSMM
  • Optimizing your application for MSMM
  • Monitoring and administration
  • Failover and recovery of individual servers or entire locations.
Recorded 02/10/15

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MySQL High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Users seeking high availability, disaster recovery and zero downtime maintenance operation for business-critical MySQL applications face confusing choices. Is multi-master or master/slave clustering better? What about synchronous versus asynchronous replication? Using a plain vanilla, stock MySQL or a modified version of it? Which of these choices are right for data-driven businesses that depend on fast, reliable data access?

This no-BS webinar-on-demand cuts through the FUD to explore the real trade-offs between the different clustering and replication methods, then shows you how Continuent's asynchronous master/slave clusters support these important capabilities for business-critical applications:

  • High application write rates
  • Mixed workloads consisting of large and small transactions
  • Data across multiple geographically distributed locations
  • Failures and more importantly recovery from them
  • Zero downtime maintenance and software upgrades
  • Use of off-the-shelf MySQL/MariaDB to avoid application changes and allow clusters to improve as MySQL itself does.
We'll illustrate key points with demonstrations and case studies from deployed systems.

Recorded 1/29/15.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

MySQL in the Cloud, is Amazon RDS for you?

With more and more business moving into the cloud, the inclination is to use more cloud-based databases services, such as Amazon RDS. Deployment of Amazon RDS is capable with just a few buttons, but there are big differences between firing up a simple database for testing, and translating that into a full deployment to be used in production. For this to work properly, you have to consider many other aspects of the deployment, including high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), and scalability of your solution within your application's requirements. 

Continuent Tungsten provides a full data management solution that is already handling hundreds of millions of transactions daily for our customers. This webinar explores how your business can benefit from Continuent Tungsten, a flexible clustering solution that helps data-driven businesses handle billions of transactions daily across a wide range of environments. We'll focus on the following problems in particular: 
  • Ensuring fully capable cloud DBMS operation
  • Avoiding lock-in by choosing solutions that run across clouds as well as on-premises
  • Spreading MySQL data over regions using flexible primary/DR and multi-master topologies
  • Controlling maintenance intervals and the DBMS stack directly
  • Integrating in real-time to data warehouses and on-premises DBMS like Oracle
  • Ensuring immediate access to top-notch, 24x7 support when things go south. 
Learn how you can use Continuent Tungsten to build scalable management solutions that offer the economic benefits of the cloud with the enterprise capabilities required by businesses that live and die by their data. Your data is too precious to take shortcuts.


Webinar-on-demand. Recorded 11/6/14

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

VMware Acquires Continuent

We are delighted to announce that VMware has acquired the assets of Continuent. The acquisition is a strong affirmation of Continuent's vision of enabling enterprise-class data management and data integration on standard database management system (DBMS) platforms in cloud as well as on-premises environments. This is a vision we describe as the “Continuent Tungsten Data Fabric.”

This acquisition offers concrete benefits to our current and future customers:

  • Business as Usual — The Continuent team and Continuent Tungsten product have transferred as a unit into VMware. We will continue to serve you on the same high level as before and offer the same features of data high availability, cross-site operation, and heterogeneous integration you depend on today.
  • Hybrid Operation — Additional focus on 100 percent portable, highly available data services that span on-premises data center or private cloud to public cloud environments.
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery — Continued improvements in ability to offer solutions for high-availability, disaster recovery and multi-master operation.
  • Real-time Data Integration — Faster and more capable data integration between relational DBMS, NoSQL, and analytic systems including Hadoop and SQL data warehouses.
  • Excellent Support for VMware solutions — Great integration with VMware virtualization, networking, and storage products.
  • VMware Confidence and Long-term Stability — Addition of resources, including new staff and technology from VMware, to deliver innovative features and provide support to our rapidly increasing customer base.
For additional information, please visit VMware vCloud blog.


Robert Hodges, CEO                             Eero Teerikorpi, Executive Chairman and COO

Monday, October 13, 2014

Continuent Tungsten & team at Percona Live London a diamond sponsor, we welcome you to join us and your colleagues at Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014. Percona Live London is the premier event for the rich and diverse MySQL ecosystem. Percona Live London 2014 will be November 3-4 at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Center.

Our clustering and replication rock stars will be will providing the following talks and tutorials:

philippe.bernard@continuent.comRegister today, and save £30 with a promotional code “Continuent30”.

We are looking forward to meeting with MySQL users, especially those running business-critical MySQL applications (such as SaaS, e-commerce, financial services and telco apps) and having a keen interest in continuous operations and the ability to run MySQL effectively in the cloud environment. If you'd like to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss with our experts about your clustering and replication needs and how Continuent Tungsten can help you, please email or us!  We will be delighted to coordinate our meeting.