Thursday, December 6, 2012

Multi-master, star, and fan-in replication made easy with Tungsten

Tungsten Replicator is a popular replacement for MySQL replication. It has now become a mature and robust product, with an easy-to-use installer. While installing a simple master/slave topology was made as easy as it could possibly be since version 2.0.3, installing complex topologies was still a matter for advanced users only.
Not any more! Continuent has released a package of cookbook recipe scripts, which make installation of multi-master, star, fan-in, and all-masters a matter of minutes. Actually, once you have configured your cluster, installing one or the other topology requires just seconds.
This video (recording of our live webcast 12/6/2012) describes the new installation tools, and shows quick demos on how to install and test each topology, with just a few keystrokes.