Friday, January 16, 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 cuts through the FUD to explore the real trade-offs between the different clustering and replication methods, then shows you how Continuent Tungsten 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.

Date: Thursday, 1/29/15 @ 10 am PT/1pm ET
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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.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Replicate from Oracle to Oracle, Oracle to MySQL, and Oracle to analytics

Oracle is the most powerful DBMS in the world. However, Oracle's expensive and complex replication makes it difficult to build highly available applications or move data in real-time to data warehouses and popular databases like MySQL.
In this webinar-on-demand you will learn how Continuent Tungsten solves problems with Oracle replication at a fraction of the cost of other solutions and with less management overhead too -- think "Oracle GoldenGate without the price tag!" We will show you how to replicate data in real-time from Oracle to Oracle, from Oracle to MySQL, and loading a data warehouse.

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Continuent Tungsten 3.0 Combines Power of Highly Available Open Source DBMS with Real-Time Analytics

Business Wire  Oracle Open World 2014, Booth # 430- Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of open source database clustering and replication solutions, today announced Continuent Tungsten 3.0, a powerful solution that combines advanced clustering and replication technologies to meet the transaction processing and analytic needs of the entire business. Continuent Tungsten 3.0 enables constant, high-speed and always-available access to data, combined with the ability to process transactions over multiple sites while tightly integrating transaction processing with data warehouses and analytics. This new solution exemplifies the concept of Data Fabric by providing a complete set of integrated systems to solve business problems.

Read the entire press release here.

Sneak Peek: Continuent Tungsten 3.0 a preview of the next advance in data management technology!  Continuent Tungsten 3.0 brings the power of advanced clustering and replication to offer data management needs for your entire business including MySQL high availability, disaster recovery, multi-master operation, and real-time data warehouse loading. With Continuent Tungsten you can apply the full power not just of MySQL but all your data management systems, including Hadoop, Oracle and Amazon Redshift, to deliver complete transaction processing and analytics for your business.

Continuent Tungsten 3.0 enables high-performance, always-on access to data, combined with the ability to process transactions over multiple sites while tightly integrating transaction processing with analytics. Continuent Tungsten 3.0 builds on the solid reliability of Continuent’s already proven Tungsten 2.0 clusters to offer complete integration with our latest replication technologies into a single, certified, well-documented and easy-to-manage solution. 


Get a sneak peek including demos of:
  • Robust multi-master operation between Continuent Tungsten clusters to enable active data management on multiple sites
  • Efficient Puppet- and Chef-based installation tools for rapid provisioning of clustering and replication in cloud as well as on-premises environments
  • Real-time replication from highly available Continuent Tungsten MySQL database clusters to Hadoop, Oracle, Amazon Redshift, and HP Vertica to enable rapid propagation of transaction data into analytic reports.