Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Industrial-strength MySQL applications using Percona and Continuent


MySQL is the first choice for a large majority of web applications thanks to its ease of use and low cost of operation. However, running big apps on MySQL is still a challenge even for experts. In this webinar we show you how to combine Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup with Continuent Tungsten to build business-critical systems capable of processing hundreds of millions of transactions per day with no downtime. We cover best practices from hardware configurations and MySQL tuning to HA and integration with non-MySQL systems. We will also survey technologies from Percona and Continuent that work together to help you go big on MySQL. 

Presented by Peter Zaitsev (Founder & CEO of Percona Inc.) and Robert Hodges (CEO of Continuent). Learn from the foremost experts in the field of building high-performance MySQL applications!

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Continuent Tungsten 1.5.3 now available

We are pleased to inform you that the new Continuent Tungsten 1.5.3 is now available for download at wwww.continuent.com/software. This is a maintenance release that is recommended for all our customers, but is not considered a critical upgrade. Please contact us if you need consultative help with this upgrade.

This release is a 1.5 maintenance release which has been primarily aimed at improving the following key areas:
  • Improved connectivity to support larger systems. Read/Write splitting with DirectReads has been improved for environments with a lot of database users. Connection pooling is now turned off by default for better memory usage.
  • More robust cluster management. Improved policy for maintenance and automatic modes.  
  • Better replication. Improved binary data handling. 
  • Enhanced PostgreSQL support. New Tungsten for PostgreSQL version brings major improvements in terms of stability and reliability. We highly recommend customers running Tungsten 1.3.4 to upgrade.
Please read the Release Notes for complete details on functionality additions and improvements.
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

State of the art of MySQL HA and Replication

MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database, and powers websites and applications of numerous leading and fast-growing organizations. In this streamed video from a MySQL community event in Barcelona, we cover everything you need to know to successfully scale out and replicate your MySQL databases and make your applications highly available.
 
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Meet you in London - Percona Live MySQL Conference

Continuent is proud to sponsor Percona Live MySQL Conference: London 2012!  Don't miss these five (5) talks by our database replication and clustering stars:
Register using our discount code "Continuent" and save 40% on standard registration.
 
Robert Hodges (CEO and the original designer of Tungsten), Eero Teerikorpi (Chairman and COO), Giuseppe Maxia (Dir. of QA, renowned MySQL community activist), Jeff Mace (Dir. of Professional Services), Neil Armitage (Cluster Implementation Eng.) and our UK partner ForLinux will be in London the week of Dec 3-7, including Percona Live MySQL Conference: London 2012!

Should you like to set up a one-on-one meeting in advance, either at the conference or at your premises after the conference, please contact us!

We look forward to seeing you in London!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Webinar: Industrial-Strength MySQL Applications Using Percona and Continuent

Wednesday, 11/28 @ 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET
Register at http://www.percona.com/webinars/industrial-strength-mysql-applications-using-percona-and-continuent

MySQL is the first choice for a large majority of web applications thanks to its ease of use and low cost of operation. However, running big apps on MySQL is still a challenge even for experts. In this webinar we will show you how to combine Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup with Continuent Tungsten to build business-critical systems capable of processing hundreds of millions of transactions per day with no downtime. We'll cover best practices from hardware configurations and MySQL tuning to HA and integration with non-MySQL systems. We will also survey technologies from Percona and Continuent that work together to help you go big on MySQL. 

Come learn from the foremost experts in the field of building high-performance MySQL applications!

Presenters:
  • Peter Zaitsev, Founder, CEO
  • Robert Hodges, CEO of Continuent

Monday, November 5, 2012

Webinar 12/6 - Multi-master, star, and fan-in replication made easy with Tungsten

December 6th @ 10 am PT/1pm ET
Learn more at http://bit.ly/U51cM5
 
Tungsten Replicator is a popular replacement for MySQL replication. With new 2.0.6 release, 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, 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 webinar describes the new installation tools, and shows quick demos on how to install and test each topology, with just a few keystrokes.