Monday, September 24, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Webinar 9/27: MySQL High Availability Realized


High availability is about more than just making sure that applications 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?
In this live webcast, Robert Hodges (CEO) and Edward Archibald (CTO) will go through a detailed case study to show you how you can start with the MySQL version/build, 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.

Robert & Ed will run live demos of the following:
  • Transition from MySQL 'native' replication to a Continuent Tungsten cluster with zero app downtime
  • Reading consistent data from slaves without application 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).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Oracle High Availability and More with Continuent Tungsten



Oracle is the most powerful database system in the world. However, Oracle's expensive and complex replication makes it difficult to build highly available applications or move data in real-time to data warehouses and popular databases like MySQL.

In this video (recording of our 9/13/12 webinar) you will learn how Continuent Tungsten solves problems with Oracle replication at a fraction of the cost of other solutions and with less management overhead too – picture Oracle GoldenGate without the price tag!

We demo constructing a highly available site using Oracle-to-Oracle replication. We then show you how to replicate data in real time from Oracle to MySQL as well as load a data warehouse. Continuent Tungsten is a very well-known solution for advanced, easy to use and fast replication for MySQL. See how we can help you with Oracle as well!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Continuent Announces New Hires

We are proud to announce the recent addition of three new team members: 

Roland BradfordRonald Bradford, Senior Engineer, has 24 years of professional RDBMS experience covering Ingres, Oracle and MySQL. His primary focus is with architecture, performance, scalability and business continuity of traditional and cloud-based deployments. Ronald is the author of 4 books on MySQL, a MySQL Community Award recipient, an Oracle ACE Director, and the all-time top MySQL blogger. His profile can be found at ronaldbradford.com. Ronald is based in New York, NY.


Ludovic LaunerLudovic Launer, Senior Engineer, has 14 years of experience in software architecture, conception and development. Prior to Continuent, Ludovic has worked for the UK Medical Research Council, and consulting firms. He was responsible for the design and development of information systems, native and web based applications in a broad range of technologies. Ludovic is based in Grenoble, France.


Robert NoyesRobert Noyes, Director of Sales USA, has 25 years of enterprise sales experience to Fortune 500 and is responsible for Continuent clients in North America. He has expertise in database performance, scalability and availability and performance storage hardware including flash technology. Prior to Continuent, he held various sales positions at Violin Memory, Solid Data, x/Open (The Open Group) and Hewlett-Packard. Robert is based in San Jose, CA.



We're Hiring
Our business is rapidly growing. We've got a lot of recruiting to do and are actively looking for outstanding MySQL and Oracle talent. Knowledge in replication and clustering is a plus, database internals knowledge is even better. We have a range of open positions from support to testing to product development. If you know someone who is passionate about SQL databases and looking for a new challenge, please let us know!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

High availability & more with Tungsten's Oracle replication - Webinar 9/13/12

Oracle is the most powerful database system in the world. However, Oracle's expensive and complex replication makes it difficult to build highly available applications or move data in real-time to data warehouses and popular databases like MySQL.

In this webinar you will learn how Continuent Tungsten solves problems with Oracle replication at a fraction of the cost of other solutions and with less management overhead too – picture Oracle GoldenGate without the price tag!

We will demo constructing a highly available site using Oracle-to-Oracle replication. We will then show you how to replicate date in real time from Oracle to MySQL as well as load a data warehouse. Continuent Tungsten is a very well-known solution for advanced, easy to use and fast replication for MySQL. Join us to see how we can help you with Oracle as well!