Friday, February 5, 2010

Webinar: Secrets of Successful SaaS Database Architecture with Tungsten

SaaS application construction is a deep subject, and SaaS data design is no exception. Laying out the database and implementing properly can mean the difference between success and failure of the entire SaaS business. To do it well you need specially technologies like Tungsten but also time-tested design patterns that allow data to scale smoothly and economically.

this webinar we will focus on the design tricks for SaaS applications and how to implement them with Tungsten clustering. This includes setting up data services, deciding how to store customer data, and dealing with special issues like how to share global data effectively across servers containing customer data. We'll also talk about special topics like upgrade and failure handling, as well as automation and management.

Our talk is based on our experience helping a wide range of SaaS customers implement successful data management using Tungsten clustering. Tungsten deployments range from small start-ups to large applications containing hundreds of thousands of users. We hope you will benefit from our experience and learn how Tungsten can help with your SaaS data management.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Continuent Finds Success Within SaaS Data Management And MySQL Market

Continuent today announced increased emphasis in the MySQL SaaS data management market in the wake of number of new SaaS customer installations last year. As a result, Continuent will be focusing more on the data management market for SaaS, while continuing to offer high-availability solutions for ISVs, ISPs and Web 2.0 customers using MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle.
"The key needs of SaaS vendors include managing multi-tenant architectures with shared DBMS, maintaining customer SLAs for uptime and performance, and optimized, efficient operations," says Eero Teerikorpi, CEO at Continuent. "Our Tungsten solution has proven to be a very good match to cover these real money problems SaaS vendors are facing. Almost half of our customers in 2009 were SaaS vendors running on LAMP stack, and we expect this trend not only continue but grow in 2010.”
The key benefits Continuent Tungsten offers SaaS vendors are:
· Meet customer SLAs by keeping applications available, not losing customer data and meeting response time requirements
· Enable growth by easily adding more customers and covering the increased volume from existing customers, and providing new service offerings
· Raise bottom-line profitability by keeping the cost of operation low and enhancing add-on revenue.
Tungsten offers high-availability, database cluster management and management complex replication topologies for multi-tenant architectures.
Tungsten high availability and data protection features include maintaining live copies with data consistency checking and tightly coupled backup/restore integration with cluster management tools.
Tungsten cluster management allows SaaS vendor to migrate customers and perform system upgrades without downtime, thus enabling these maintenance operations during normal business hours.
Tungsten also enables complex topologies, including data filtering and data archiving strategies, taking extra data copies for data-marts, routing different customers to different DBMS copies, and providing cross-site multi-master replication.
As a commercial open source solution, Continuent Tungsten offers a cost-effective solution, matching other open source LAMP components and creating significant cost savings over commercial alternatives from Microsoft and Oracle.
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