Friday, March 26, 2010

CTO Robert Hodges Speaking at MySQL UC 2010

Database replication is still interesting after all these years. Two of Robert Hodges' talks focused on replication technology has been accepted for the upcoming MySQL 2010 Conference. Here are the summaries.
The first talk is a presentation covering Tungsten, which creates highly available and scalable database clusters using vanilla MySQL databases linked by flexible replication. Robert will describe how Tungsten works and some cool things you can do like zero-downtime upgrades and session-based performance scaling.

The second talk is a joint effort between Robert Hodges and
Jay Pipes covering issues like big data that are driving replication technology and the solutions to these problems available to MySQL users. They'll lay out the vision of where things are going to try to help you pick the right technology for your next project.

Finally, Robert and rest of the Continuent team will be around for much of the MySQL conference, so if you are interested in Tungsten, database clustering or data replication in general or just want to hang out, please look Robert and the gang up. See you in Santa Clara!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tungsten for MySQL - New version available

Download Tungsten Enterprise v. 1.2.3 (Release date March 16, 2010)

This is a maintenance release that adds the following new features plus a number of important fixes:
  • Completely updated documentation, including expanded description on cluster concepts, management procedures, and connectivity options
  • New features for SaaS vendors include transparent session consistency for multi-tenant applications.
  • Improved handling of session load balancing in the Tungsten Connector and SQL Router. This considerably increases the reliability of SQL routing.
  • Fixes to MySQL binlog extraction to handle enum and set data types correctly when using MySQL row replication
  • Improved purge history scripts. This script work for all Tungsten Enterprise 1.2.x versions and should be immediately applied in production deployments
This new Tungsten release provides much improved performance, stability and usability.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Webinar:Managing Complex or Multi-site Open Source Database Environments

You chose an open source database to help your budgets. Now learn how to mine even more value from that choice by managing MySQL and PostgreSQL clusters for continuous data availability in complex database environments.

Database clusters can solve a host of problems ranging from improving database uptime to increasing performance. However, existing database management technologies range from being complicated to downright scary. Continuent Tungsten helps you manage the fundamentals: copy, find and manage your data so you can have it all in a solution that is easy to deploy and operate.

In this webinar we will discuss the basic management procedures for Tungsten, including:
  • Basic overview of why database clustering is important
  • Understanding Tungsten components and what they do for you
  • How Tungsten delivers speed and flexibility
  • How to manage expansion and growth
  • Handling database server failures and maintenance operations.
We'll conclude with a Q&A session