Saturday, April 23, 2011

New On-Demand Webinar: Build Your Own Database-as-a-Service

Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is the latest trend in DBMS management. Amazon has RDS, Salesforce has Now you can build your own DBaaS using Tungsten! Continuent’s Tungsten Enterprise helps users build ‘black box’ database services consisting of multiple MySQL servers with automatic provisioning of database servers, transparent failover, backups, and capacity scaling. The result is vastly simplified operations and reduced application complexity.

In this webinar we share our experiences building DBaaS with Tungsten, including the following topics:

  • What is Tungsten and how does it work?
  • Configure Tungsten to create your own DBaaS
  • Scale capacity with automatic database provisioning
  • Recover from failures through storage subsystem integration
  • Zero downtime maintenance and upgrades
  • Increase performance with SQL routing and load balancing
  • Replicate across multiple sites.
Tungsten data services are operating in production at numerous customer sites. Click here to learn how Tungsten can help you build Database-as-a-Service today!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Continuent Tungsten Wins MySQL Application Of The Year

O'Reilly MySQL Application of the Year 2011

This award is given typically to an application that uses MySQL, but could also be a useful utility or other "associated" software. ("Application" naturally counts websites too.)

Watch awards on YouTube.

Giuseppe Maxia - O'Reilly MySQL Community Contributor of the Year 2011

Congratulations to Giuseppe for winning O'Reilly MySQL Community Contributor of the Year 2011! Watch awards on YouTube.

Continuent Tungsten Replicator 2.0 Now Completely Open Source

MySQL Conference & Expo, SANTA CLARA, CA – April 12, 2011Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of replication and clustering solutions for open source databases, today announced the availability of the Tungsten Replicator 2.0. Tungsten Replicator is a high performance, open source, data replication engine for MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Tungsten Replicator 2.0 offers a set of features that surpass any open source replicator available today: parallel, multi-master and heterogeneous replication. Features include global transaction IDs to support failover, flexible transaction filtering, extensible transaction metadata, multiple replication services per process, high performance, and simple, well-documented operation.

Best of all, these features are available to you as an open source release that is ready to solve your most extreme replication problems.

Tungsten Replicator benefits include:
  • “No slave left behind!” Increase replication performance by parallelizing the data flow between master and slave.
  • “Geographic distribution of data and apps.” Create multi-site deployments using multi-master replication.
  • “Unleash your data.” Replicate from MySQL to Oracle enterprise apps. Feed your data warehouse and analytics solutions, such as Greenplum, with data from MySQL. Migrate from MySQL to PostgreSQL.
Tungsten Replicator runs equally well in cloud as well as locally hosted environments. Tungsten Replicator users range from web start-ups to large enterprises to the largest web properties on the planet processing hundreds of millions of transactions a day.

Tungsten Replicator is the foundation for Continuent Tungsten Enterprise, a complete replication and data management solution for MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Tungsten Replicator 2.0 is released under a GPL V2 license and available for a free download at

Continuent offers customers a wide range of consulting services to take full advantage of Tungsten Replicator. Continuent is also actively seeking sponsored development engagements to further advance Tungsten Replicator capabilities.

Continuent is hosting a free introductory webinar for Tungsten Replicator 2.0 on Thursday, April 21st at 10 am PT titled Building a Better Open Source Replication - Introducing New Tungsten Replicator 2.0.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Come see us at Collaborate 11

Don't miss Giuseppe Maxia (aka "The Data Charmer") at these sessions:

Come see us at O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo

Learn from our database replication and clustering experts at these conference sessions:
We will also be in expo hall. Stop by for a chat and meet our team -- and get your Passport stamped! Use discount code "mys11ctu" to register. Or get your free Expo Only pass with code "mys11cnx".