Monday, October 29, 2012

Webinar Monday, Nov 5th @ 15:00 GMT - MySQL High Availability Realized

High Availability (HA) ensures all important business information is available for your application even when there is no database failure. This includes:
  • 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 webinar, we will show a detailed case study for how to use MySQL (including MySQL Community 5.x, MySQL Enterprise 5.x, MariaDB, Percona Server) with your existing apps and data, and iteratively build up a highly-available, scalable, multi-site database infrastructure where your simple failover strategy is 100% automated, and you can perform complex data management tasks including DR failover with single commands.
Join us for live demos of the following:
  • Transition from MySQL 'native' replication to a Continuent Tungsten cluster with zero app downtime
  • Reading consistent data from slaves and providing Read/Write splitting to slaves without app changes (SmartScale)
  • Schema upgrade on the master database server with no app downtime (switch operation)
  • Automatic 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).

¡Hola, Barcelonians! Join us Tuesday, Nov 13th

Join us at this MySQL community event with Continuent database rockstars. "State of the art of MySQL High Availability and Replication" in Barcelona, November 13th at 7pm. Reserve your seat at http://mysql-high-availability.eventbrite.es.


MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database, and powers websites and applications of numerous leading and fast-growing organizations. In this free evening event, co-hosted by Softonic and Continuent, we will cover everything you need to know to successfully scale out and replicate your MySQL databases and make your applications highly available.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn tips and tricks from the database replication and clustering rockstars at Continuent, and network with your peers. With a combined experience of over 200 years of database practice, Robert, Edward, Ronald, Jeff, Giuseppe, Neil, Linas, Gilles, Stephane, and Ludovic are the right team with whom to discuss the latest database technologies.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Continuent expands in France

Continuent announced today its expansion in France. In a move to increase its presence in Europe and to strengthen relationships with existing and prospective contacts in France and Benelux, Axel Faux and Ludovic Launer have joined Continuent's team of database clustering and replication experts. The new sales office in Paris, France's largest economic center, is a continuation of Continuent's strategy to expand its network in order to provide clients in key regions direct access to local and international database clustering expertise and services.

"Opening an office in Paris and expanding our technical team in Grenoble demonstrates our continued commitment to our clients," said Robert Hodges, CEO at Continuent. "We continue to support our focus on organic growth through investments in people and business support for the benefit of our European clients.”  

Continuent's French team is hosting a live webinar on MySQL high availability, on Thursday, October 25th at 11:00 CET. In this webinar, participants will see a detailed case study on how you can start with the MySQL version/variant (MySQL Community 5.x, MySQL Enterprise 5.x, MariaDB, Percona Server), 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. For more information on this live French webinar, visit www.continuent.com/news/live-webinars.
Press release in French, and in English.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Real-time Replication Between Oracle and Oracle, and Oracle and MySQL



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 live webcast on 10/18/12) 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 -- think 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!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Webinar Thu 10/18: Real-time Replication Between Oracle and Oracle, and Oracle and MySQL

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 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. Join us to see how we can help you with Oracle as well! 

Thursday, 10/18 @ 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT 
Click here to register!

Multi-Master, Multi-Site MySQL Databases Made Easy with Continuent Tungsten


Cross-site databases are the next challenge facing today's MySQL-based businesses. Continuent Tungsten provides multiple options for spreading data across sites, including primary/DR, multi-master, and system-of-record approaches. Learn how Continuent Tungsten enables replication, failover, and routing of transactions between sites. 

In this video (recording of our webinar on 10/11/12) we cover the following topics: 
  • Introduction to cross-site models: primary/DR, full multi-master, and system-of-record.
  • Which model is best for your applications?
  • How do you set up multiple site data management with Continuent Tungsten?
  • How does failover work in each model?
  • When can you use Continuent Tungsten to route transactions between sites?
Continuent is leading the charge to make multi-site operations work for SQL databases. Learn how Continuent Tungsten together with MySQL can give you the advanced data management capabilities your business needs today!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Percona Live NYC - It's a wrap

If you missed Percona Live MySQL Conference in NYC, download these Continuent Tungsten talks!
We are sponsoring the upcoming Percona Live events in London and Santa Clara, CA. Save the date now for these events:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Haute disponibilité MySQL, par Continuent



La haute disponibilité, c’est garantir aux applications un accès permanent aux données, même en cas de panne.

Permanent ?

Même lorsque vous mettez à jour le schéma de vos bases ? Que vous ajoutez de la RAM sur un serveur ? Que vous reconfigurez ou redémarrez MySQL ?   


Comment lire les données depuis un nœud esclave avec une garantie que les données sont à jour, sans changement applicatif ?

Et en cas de crash de tout votre Data Center ?

Vous voulez plus de stabilité, plus de performance et une administration simplifiée de MySQL ? Mais vous ne souhaitez ni réécrire vos applications, ni convertir vos données pour une version MySQL propriétaire ?



Rejoignez-nous Jeudi 25 octobre 2012 à 11h.


Durant ce webinaire, nous vous présenterons les études de cas suivantes :
  • Déploiement d'une infrastructure multi-sites évolutive et à haute disponibilité
  • Exemples d'exécution de tâches complexes de gestion du cluster avec des commandes simples
  • Transition depuis une réplication 'native' MySQL vers un cluster Continuent Tungsten sans interruption de service
  • Lecture consistante de données depuis les nœuds esclaves (smart scale)
  • Mise à jour du schéma sur le nœud maître de façon transparente pour l'application
  • Reprise automatique sur erreur d'un serveur MySQL
  • Remise en service en une seule commande d'un nœud maître échoué
  • Bascule vers un site distant sans interruption de service (cluster géo-distribué, 'switch' inter-site)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Webinar 10/11: Multi-Master, Multi-Site MySQL Databases Made Easy with Continuent Tungsten


Cross-site databases are the next challenge facing today's MySQL-based businesses. Continuent Tungsten provides multiple options for spreading data across sites, including primary/DR, multi-master, and system-of-record approaches. Join us to learn how Continuent Tungsten enables replication, failover, and routing of transactions between sites.
We cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to cross-site models: primary/DR, full multi-master, and system-of-record.
  • Which model is best for your applications?
  • How do you set up multiple site data management with Continuent Tungsten?
  • How does failover work in each model?
  • When can you use Continuent Tungsten to route transactions between sites?
Continuent is leading the charge to make multi-site operations work for SQL databases. Learn how Continuent Tungsten together with MySQL can give you the advanced data management capabilities your business needs today!
Thursday, October 11 @ 1 pm ET/10 am PT/19:00 CEST