Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Continuent and SkySQL Join Forces to Better Serve the Global MySQL Community

Continuent and SkySQL announced today a strategic partnership. SkySQL will provide its expert MySQL database software, services and support to customers of Continuent’s Tungsten Enterprise, a complete clustering and data management solution for MySQL, and Tungsten Replicator, an advanced data replication solution.

Under the partnership agreement, SkySQL and Continuent will jointly offer Tungsten Enterprise and Tungsten Replicator-based solutions that will aid MySQL users in accelerating the deployment and management of clustered MySQL databases, as well as the deployment of complex data replication solutions. Continuent and SkySQL will also offer MySQL users the SkySQL Enterprise support subscription, a comprehensive offering of server software, production support and monitoring tools for any version of the MySQL database.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Introduction to Tungsten Enterprise 1.5 – MySQL high availability from a local cluster to multi-site clusters in the cloud

Webcast: Thursday 3/1/12 @ 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET
Webcast: Tuesday 3/6/12 @ 15:00 CET/14:00 GMT

Learn how the next version of Tungsten Enterprise will help you push the envelope in multi-master, multi-site MySQL database clusters. We will be introducing the following features:
  • Setting up MySQL clusters with a single installation command
  • Automatic master failover without data loss
  • Building disaster recovery sites quickly
  • A single-command failover between sites
  • Building multi-master MySQL clusters that cross multiple worldwide sites, in the cloud.
Tungsten Enterprise is setting the standard for helping business build highly available and fast database systems using any MySQL version (MySQL Community 5.x, MySQL Enterprise 5.x, MariaDB, XtraDB). Our customers include Constant Contact, F-Secure, Hearst Magazines UK, Marketo, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Sony Music Entertainment, Thomson Reuters and

Join us to learn how Tungsten Enterprise 1.5 helps you in managing your data worldwide!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

MySQL High Availability Realized - Webcast 2/21

Tuesday, 2/21/12 at 14:00 GMT/15:00 CET/9:00 EST

High availability is about more than making sure that apps can get to your data even if there is a failure.
  • How about when you are upgrading your database schema?
  • What if you need to add memory to a database server or reconfigure/restart MySQL?
  • If your apps want to read data from a MySQL slave, how can you be sure they are not reading stale data without re-coding your apps?
  • What if your main data center takes a hit?
  • And what if you want better MySQL stability, performance, and simplified administration, but you cannot or do not want to re-write your apps or convert your current data to run with a proprietary MySQL re-write or a promised new version of MySQL?
During this webinar, we will go through a detailed case study to show you how you can start with the MySQL version/build (MySQL Community 5.x, MySQL Enterprise 5.x, MariaDB, Percona, etc.), along with the data and apps that you already have, and iteratively build up a highly-available, scalable, multi-site database infrastructure where you can perform complex data management tasks with single commands. You will see live demos of the following:
  • Transition from MySQL 'native' replication to a Tungsten Enterprise cluster with zero app downtime
  • Reading consistent data from slaves without app changes (SmartScale)
  • Schema upgrade on the master database server with no app downtime (switch operation)
  • Automated fail over when a MySQL database server crashes
  • Recovery of a failed master to a fully operational slave with a single command
  • Switch of database operations to a remote site with no app down time (Geo-clustering, cross-site 'switch' operation).
  • Robert Hodges, CEO, Continuent
  • Edward Archibald, CTO, Continuent

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Continuent Partners With ForLinux In UK

ForLinux Limited has joined the Continuent Partner Program. ForLinux becomes Continuent’s partner in the UK and Ireland for Tungsten Enterprise.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Continuent Partners With VNC To Collaborate in DACH

Continuent is increasing its presence in Europe to offer our solutions and services for the open source database business sector in the region. VNC is Continuent's new partner in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH).
Continuent and VNC are hosting a live webcast demonstrating advanced MySQL and PostgreSQL replication and clustering with Continuent Tungsten Enterprise on Tuesday, February 7th at 3:00 pm CET.