Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Percona and Continuent present: Multi-Data Center MySQL with Continuent Tungsten

Many users are challenged with how to setup multi-master, multi-site MySQL clusters. How to do you go from a single database server to a scalable cluster? Or move from a brittle MySQL replication system to a transparent, manageable database cluster? In this joint webinar with Continuent, Percona examines how Continuent Tungsten addresses these problems. 

First, we discuss the read-write splitting functionality of the Tungsten Connector. Next, we demonstrate the multi-data center capabilities of Continuent Tungsten. We set up a total of 9 cluster nodes in 3 different data centers and demonstrate various failure scenarios, while traffic is running: 
http://www.percona.com/resources/mysql-webinars/multi-data-center-mysql-continuent-tungsten
  • One of the nodes goes down
  • Two of the nodes go down
  • One of the data centers goes down
  • Two of the data centers go down
At the end of this webinar you will know how to quickly configure and provision highly optimized Continuent Tungsten deployments in the cloud or on-premises.




Presenters:
  • Peter Boros, Consultant, Percona
  • Robert Hodges, CEO, Continuent

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Building a geo-distributed database for your global applications

DBTA roundtable: Building a Geo-Distributed Database for Your Global Applications
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

In today's global economy, more and more businesses have employees, partners and customers scattered around the world using their applications, and in ever-increasing numbers. For many of these businesses, ensuring high availability, low latency and data consistency is a challenge that continues to grow in cost and complexity.

To address this challenge, brand new database technologies and approaches have emerged. Join us for this special roundtable webcast on December 5th to learn how they work and how companies are using them to build geo-distributed databases for their global applications.

Reserve your seat today.

MODERATOR PRESENTERS
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Stephen Faig
Business Development Manager Unisphere Research and DBTA
Robert Hodges
CEO
Continuent
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Robert Ross
Dir. of Research
TransLattice
Mike Miller
Chief Scientist
Cloudant

Friday, November 15, 2013

Nominate Continuent Tungsten for DeveloperWeek awards

Like Continuent Tungsten or Tungsten Replicator? Great, because nominations for DeveloperWeek 2014 Awards are officially open! You can nominate both of them, and you can nominate them for up to 3 award categories.

https://data2.wufoo.com/forms/developerweek-2014-award-nomination/Crowd voting for DeveloperWeek awards is now open and will end on January 8, 2014. Winners will be chosen on 60% crowd votes and 40% DeveloperWeek Advisory Board/Team. Winners will be announced on January 13th, 2014.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Continuent Tungsten Use Case: How Gittigidiyor (a subsidiary of eBay) Replicates Data In Real Time From MySQL To Oracle



Learn how Gittigidiyor (a subsidiary of eBay) replicates data in real time from MySQL to Oracle with Continuent Tungsten. Gittigidiyor consolidates reporting data in a single MySQL server. Transactions arriving on this server must be replicated in real time to an Oracle instance.

In this webinar, Levent Kurt, Site Operations Manager at Gittigidiyor, describes how Gittigidiyor solved their problems of handling large tables in MySQL by replicating 20 GB of binlog data/day from MySQL 5.5 Community Edition to Oracle Enterprise Edition 11G with Continuent Tungsten, in a hosted VMware ESX environment.


Presenters:
  • Levent Kurt, Site Operations Manager, Gittigidiyor / eBay Turkey
  • Linas Virbalas, Senior Software Engineer, Continuent
  • Giuseppe Maxia, QA Director, Continuent

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Continuent Tungsten team and sessions at Percona Live London next week - Save 10% with our discount code

Percona Live LondonContinuent is proud to sponsor Percona Live London 2013, November 11-12! Don't miss these five (5) talks by our database clustering and replication stars:
Register using our discount code "Continuent10" and save 10% off your registration!

Book a meeting with us!
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 next week!

Continuent Team at Percona Live London:
Robert Hodges, CEO, Continuent Robert Hodges, CEO (Scale-Out Blog), has 30 years of experience in database and application engineering. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.
Eero Teerikorpi, Chairman and COO, Continuent Eero Teerikorpi, Chairman and COO, brings more than 25 years of high tech management and enterprise software experience to Continuent. Eero is in charge of sales, marketing and operations.
Jeff Mace, Director of Professional Services, Continuent Jeff Mace, Director of Professional Services, has 10 years of experience in developing internet applications and managing database servers. Jeff manages our support and services, and spearheads the installation development.
Gilles Rayrat, Director of Operations, France, Continuent Gilles Rayrat, Director of Operations, France, has been designing and developing software for 15 years. He is a specialist for connectivity matters, and manages the Continuent Tungsten project as well as our French entity.
Neil Armitage, Cluster Implementation Engineer, Continuent Neil Armitage, Cluster Implementation Engineer, has 20 years of experience developing applications and managing database servers. Neil is in charge of deployments in EMEA, and is also actively involved our cloud development.
Giuseppe Maxia, Dir. of QA, Continuent Giuseppe Maxia, Director of Quality Assurance, a.k.a. “The Data Charmer”, is an active member of the MySQL community and a long time open source enthusiast. Giuseppe is in charge of Continuent's QA and is our MySQL Replication expert.
MC Brown, Director of Documentation, Continuent Martin "MC" Brown, Director of Documentation, is the author to over 26 books and hundreds of articles covering an array of topics, including programming, system management and web technologies. MC is in charge of our documentation.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Continuent Tungsten at The OpenStack Summit HK

The OpenStack SummitContinuent is proud to sponsor The OpenStack Summit, November 5-8, at the AsiaWorld Expo in Hong Kong! Don't miss this presentation by Edward Archibald:

Deploying a Highly-Available Database-as-a-Service in OpenStack

In his talk, Edward Archibald, CTO at Continuent, will demonstrate the ease of deploying a multi-site, highly-available, scalable Database-as-a-Service across two OpenStack instances, all within minutes. Once the DBaaS is up and running, he'll demonstrate how applications can connect to the DBaaS and take immediate advantage of its high-availability and scalability properties.

Book a meeting with us!We will be exhibiting in booth #C28. 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 Hong Kong!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Learn how to setup & operate Tungsten Replicator

Do you have the background necessary to take full advantage of Tungsten Replicator in your environments? Tungsten offers enterprise-quality replication features in an open source package hosted on Google Code. This virtual course will teach you how to set up innovative topologies that solve complex replication problems. We start with a list of the main problems that Tungsten can solve, then show you how to set up Tungsten Replicator to link MySQL database servers. 
Course Topics
  • Checking host and MySQL prerequisites
  • Downloading code from http://code.google.com/p/tungsten-replicator/
  • Installation using the tungsten-installer utility
  • Transaction filtering using standard filters as well as customized filters you write yourself
  • Enabling and managing parallel replication
  • Configuring multi-master and fan-in using multiple replication services
  • Backup and restore integration
  • Troubleshooting replication problems
  • Logging bugs and participating in the Tungsten Replicator community
Replication is a complex technology. Learn how to configure and use it more effectively for your projects in the cloud as well as on-premises hardware.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tungsten University: Configure & Provision Continuent Tungsten Clusters

Are you unsure of the steps needed to get your Continuent Tungsten cluster up-and-running? In this virtual course, we teach you how to get from a single database server to a scalable cluster, or from a brittle MySQL replication system to a transparent, manageable Tungsten cluster. 

We discuss the benefits of leveraging Continuent Tungsten clustering with MySQL, and walk you through the steps to implement a Tungsten cluster in Amazon EC2. We cover the prerequisites, installing and configuring Tungsten, and best practices that are part of most production installations and proof-of-concepts. 

Course Topics
  • Configuring MySQL and the OS for proper installation
  • Installing a cross-site cluster
  • Schema upgrade on the master database server with minimal application 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 (recover operation)
  • Switching database operations to a remote site (geo-clustering, cross-site 'switch' operation)
We also discuss and demonstrate basic operations, such as adding and removing a cluster node, basic monitoring and troubleshooting, and discuss the basic failure scenarios. 

Learn how to quickly configure and provision highly optimized Continuent Tungsten deployments in the cloud or on-premises. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How Marketo solved key data management challenges with Continuent Tungsten

Marketo provides the leading cloud-based marketing software platform for companies of all sizes to build and sustain engaging customer relationships. Marketo's SaaS platform runs on MySQL and has faced data management challenges common to all 24x7 SaaS businesses:
  • Keeping data available regardless of DBMS failures or planned maintenance
  • Utilizing hardware optimized for multi-terabyte MySQL servers
  • Keeping replicas caught up and ready for instant failover despite high transaction loads

In this webinar, Nick Bonfiglio, VP of Operations at Marketo, describes how Marketo manages thousands of customers and processes a billion marketing analytics transactions a day using Continuent Tungsten and MySQL atop an innovative hardware architecture. He explains how Tungsten parallel replication paved the way to rapid growth by solving Marketo's biggest MySQL challenge: keeping DBMS replicas up to date despite massive transaction loads.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Continuent Tungsten Use Case: Modernizing Medicine, a SaaS solution running on Amazon AWS

Learn how Modernizing Medicine, an electronic medical records company, serves thousands of customers and leverages Continuent Tungsten to manage databases on Amazon AWS. Modernizing Medicine is as fast growing SaaS company, offering electronic medical records management solution for thousands of small and medium-sizes dermatology, ophthalmology, optometry, plastic surgery, cosmetic and orthopedics practices.

 

Presenters:
  • Matthew Lang, Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Modernizing Medicine
  • Edward Archibald, CTO, Continuent

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Must-see webinars for SaaS and business-critical MySQL users

Join Continuent and our customers Modernizing Medicine and Marketo to learn how to run business-critical MySQL applications in the cloud or on-premises.

Modernizing Medicine
is a fast-growing SaaS company, offering electronic medical records management solution. Matthew Lang, Sr. Site Reliability Engineer at Modernizing Medicine, describes how Modernizing Medicine serves thousands of customers and leverages Continuent Tungsten to manage MySQL databases on Amazon AWS.

Marketo provides the leading cloud-based marketing software platform for companies of all sizes to build and sustain engaging customer relationships. Nick Bonfiglio, VP of Operations at Marketo, describes how Marketo manages thousands of customers and processes a billion marketing analytics transactions a day using Continuent Tungsten and MySQL atop an innovative hardware architecture.

Register today at http://continuent.com/news/live-webinars! Join your peers at these Continuent Tungsten Use Case webinars for best practices and road-tested strategies that get results.

Friday, August 30, 2013

We're hiring: Deployment engineer, QA engineer

Continuent and our client base are growing fast. We are looking for brilliant people to join us. We’re looking for passionate people that can make things happen. You'll be working with a team filled with top notch talent, and you’ll be competing in an evolving market of database clustering and replication. A career at Continuent means you'll be working with an amazing team with tons of benefits and perks. 

Please check our open positions below:
If you love working with databases and think you can make the grade with us at Continuent, we would like to hear from you. Please send your CV with a cover letter that says why Continuent should hire you to resumes@continuent.com. If we like your story, we will contact you.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Using Continuent Tungsten to Survive MySQL Failures, at Percona University

If you are in Washington DC area, don't miss Jeff Mace talk about using Continuent Tungsten to survive MySQL failures.

Join us September 12, 2013 for Percona University in Washington, DC. This full-day event will provide you with deep insights into MySQL as well as an opportunity to network with the local MySQL community. The practical knowledge you'll receive will help you be more successful in tackling your own MySQL challenges. 

The daylong, free event will be held at Equality Center, located at 1640 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest, #100, Washington DC, USA.

Deploying Database Clusters in the Cloud, at LinuxCon/CloudOpen

I'll be Speaking at CloudOpen 2012! Join me! 
If you are going to LinuxCon/CloudOpen, in New Orleans (9/16-9/18) or Edinburgh (10/21-10/23), don't miss Neil Armitage's presentation on deploying database clusters in the cloud.

Here is an exclusive code that you can share with 10 of your online friends or colleagues for 15% off of LinuxCon North America and CloudOpen North America registration. Tweet it or share it on Google+ and Facebook. It expires after 10 people use it. LCPRM15

Friday, August 2, 2013

Software Developer's Journal: Developing applications for use with Continuent Tungsten and Tungsten Replicator.

As a developer of an application there really isn't a problem better than finding that you have to scale up the application and the database that supports it to handle the increased load. The main bottleneck to most expansion is the database server and in many modern environments that replication is based around MySQL. 

Application servers are easy to add on to the front-end of your environment. Ultimately the information needs to be created, updated and read from the database. And for most environments, you want a single, canonical, version of that data to exist - i.e. one database server that holds all of the information and can always be relied upon to give the right, single, version of the data. From a user perspective losing their shopping basket or blog post is unacceptable.

Replication is generally the answer, but replication with MySQL is complicated, even at its simplest level, getting a simple replication from master to slave up and running is complicated. I'm not going to go through that here, partially because I wrote the replication documentation for MySQL; I know how complex it is. But replication only helps by distributing the data around multiple machines. You need to adjust your application to be able to work with that newly distributed architecture. 

Native replication is difficult, so let's look at an alternative. Continuent Tungsten 2.0 uses the open source Tungsten Replicator to provide the core replication functionality. Click here for the full article by MC Brown!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Replicating from MySQL to NuoDB with Tungsten Replicator

In this webinar, recorded 7/31/13, Wiqar Chaudry (Tech Evangelist at NuoDB) demonstrates how to easily replicate from MySQL to NuoDB with Tungsten Replicator

In addition, see Philip Stoev's blog describing how to configure replication between MySQL and NuoDB using Tungsten Replicator.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MySQL multi-master operations made simple with Tungsten Replicator 2.1

Summer is flying by and it's almost time to get back to school! We will be continuing our Tungsten University series on August 22nd, with a live webcast "MySQL Multi-Master Operations Made Simple With Tungsten Replicator 2.1". 

Deployment of MySQL multi-master topologies with Tungsten Replicator has been constantly improving. Yet, earlier there were some heavy operations to sustain, and unfriendly commands to perform. The latest version of Tungsten Replicator delivers all the topologies of its predecessors, with an improved installation tool that cuts down the deployment time to half in simple topologies, and to 1/10th in complex ones. Now you can install master/slave, multi-master, fan-in, and star topologies in less than a minute. 

But there is more. Thanks to a versatile Tungsten Replicator installation tool, you can define your own deployment on-the-fly, and get creative: you can have stars with satellites, all-masters with fan-in slaves, and other customized clusters. 

We will also cover other enhancements in Tungsten Replicator 2.1, such as full integration with MySQL 5.6, enhanced output from administrative tools, a few more goodies.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Continuent Tungsten Replicator 2.1 Now Available

Continuent Tungsten Replicator 2.1 is now available for download at www.continuent.com/software and http://code.google.com/p/tungsten-replicator/downloads/list

Tungsten Replicator is a high performance, open source, data replication engine for MySQL and Oracle, released under a GPL V2 license. Tungsten Replicator has all the features you expect from enterprise-class data replication products but with the flexibility of open source. We like to call Tungsten Replicator “Oracle GoldenGate without the price tag.”

Tungsten Replicator is also one of the core components of Continuent’s state-of-the-art database-as-a-service solution, Continuent Tungsten.

Tungsten Replicator offers a set of features that surpass any open source replication solution available today: parallel, multi-master and heterogeneous replication. Best of all, these features are available to you as an open source release that is ready to solve your most extreme replication problems.

This Tungsten Replicator 2.1 release is now 100% open source and it includes previously closed-source capabilities to extract data in real time from Oracle EE and SE servers, including Oracle RAC. 

Tungsten Replicator 2.1 key features include:
  • MySQL multi-master and MySQL parallel replication
  • MySQL-to-Oracle, Oracle-to-MySQL and Oracle-to-Oracle replication
  • Improved support for Vertica 6 (for MySQL-to-Vertica and Oracle-to-Vertica replication)
  • An updated MongoDB applier (for MySQL-to-MongoDB and Oracle-to-MongoDB replication)
  • Much improved documentation
  • Improved Installation and Administration
  • New Tools: ddlscan and Rename Filter
For complete list of new features and enhancements, see releases notes. Giuseppe Maxia summarizes them very well in his blog post.

Continuent offers a subscription-based Tungsten Replicator 24/7 support to help users operate business-critical replication in production environments.

Monday, June 3, 2013

DBTA 100, a list of the companies that matter most in data.

View from the Top: Continuent Tungsten

Database Trends and Applications introduces the inaugural “DBTA 100”, a list of the companies that matter most in data.  In addition, DBTA View From the Top article by Robert Hodges provides a special message on what makes Continuent Tungsten unique.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tungsten University: Load a Vertica data warehouse with MySQL data

 

Continuent Tungsten offers real-time replication from MySQL to a variety of DBMS types including Vertica. In this Tungsten University webcast we will show you the details of setting up MySQL-to-Vertica replication, including the following topics:
  • Introduction to Continuent Tungsten features for data warehouse loading
  • Installation for MySQL to Vertica replication
  • Best practices for applications: charsets, schema design, time zones, etc.
  • Techniques for filtering and transforming data
  • Performance tuning and trouble shooting
  • Adapting batch loading for new use cases
The webinar includes technical information and a live demo to help you get your own data warehouse loading application up and running quickly.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tungsten University: Introduction to Continuent Tungsten 2.0

Continuent Tungsten 2.0 is a major step forward that includes key feature improvements to help you manage very large datasets on MySQL. It also sets the stage for operation in cloud environments like Amazon.

We cover the following details to help you plan for using the new release:
  • Major improvements in Continuent Tungsten 2.0, including replication and connectivity upgrades
  • Major improvements in cluster management for cross-site and cross-cloud operations, especially in Amazon AWS
  • How to upgrade from Continuent Tungsten 2.0 from older Continuent Tungsten releases
  • How to create multi-master, multi-site clusters
  • How to use parallel replication to eliminate slave lag
  • How to set connection pooling to boost connectivity throughput
  • Showcase Continuent Tungsten roadmap for new features, including our new Tungsten Management API and the upcoming Continuent Tungsten GUI.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tungsten University: Replicate Between MySQL And Oracle

 
Oracle is the most powerful DBMS 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.

You may obtain open source Tungsten Replicator at http://code.google.com/p/tungsten-replicator. Alternatively you may also obtain Continuent Tungsten, full-featured solution with 24/7 support, from Continuent.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Percona Live - Keynote: How MySQL can thrive in the world of massive data hype

 
Continuent CEO Robert Hodges says that NoSQL solutions are oversold, but this is no reason for MySQL fans to become complacent. He kicked off Day 2 of the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo with his keynote, "How MySQL can thrive in the world of massive data hype."

He said there are new challenges in data management, and relational databases must solve them or risk becoming irrelevant. This keynote describes our work on Continuent Tungsten to deliver better infrastructure and architecture for MySQL-based systems. We will use our experiences to propose a roadmap for the MySQL community that includes new tools as well as advances needed within the MySQL server.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MySQL Corporate Contributor of the Year 2013

We want to thank everyone for naming Continuent the Corporate Contributor of the Year 2013 for ongoing contribution to the MySQL community, at Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2013. The MySQL Community Awards are given annually to the people and companies that support the MySQL ecosystem. 

The MySQL Community Award for Corporate Contributor of the Year recognizes a company or other organization or entity that has made valuable contributions to the MySQL ecosystem either in terms of open source code, knowledge, funding or other resources or sponsorship. The winners are selected by an independent community panel.

"By providing technologies that intertwine MySQL with other opensource technologies, they are applying pressure for openness and relevance. Robert Hodges is one of the peacemakers in our community," said Henrik Ingo, secretary of the MySQL Awards committee.
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Continuent Tungsten at SkySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day, Friday 4/26

Join Continuent, SkySQL and MariaDB for a day of free tutorials and interactive discussions around the MySQL and Maria databases, the Cloud, and High Availability, immediately following Percona Live: MySQL User Conference and Expo 2013.

Robert Hodges (CEO, Continuent) and Edward Archibald (CTO, Continuent) will be talking about "Scalable MySQL Operation in the Cloud with Continuent Tungsten" at 1:00 pm!  And we are sponsoring the Biergarten, starting at 4:30 pm.

See you at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tungsten University: Geographically Distributed Multi-Master MySQL Clusters



Do you need run multi-master MySQL database clusters across sites? In this webinar we build on the multi-master capabilities of Continuent Tungsten, covered in our advanced replication topologies course, to help you build and manage systems that spread data across dozens or even hundreds of sites. We cover topics such as large scale topologies, transaction filtering, security, and moving replication from simple data movement to application messaging.

Course Topics

  • Review of multi-master replication topologies
  • Setting up Continuent Tungsten clusters for local site HA
  • Linking Continuent Tungsten clusters across sites
  • Security for cross-site replication
  • Handling local as well as site-wide failures
  • Off-the-shelf filters to improve multi-master replication
  • Custom filter development to implement business rules for application messaging.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Drew Blas of Chargify on Continuent Tungsten


Drew Blas (System Engineer, Chargify.com) talks about their data center migration and how they use Continuent Tungsten, at Mountain West Ruby Conference 2013.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Don't miss these Continuent Tungsten clustering and replication talks at Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo

Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, April 22-25, 2013 Continuent, along with Amazon Web Services and HP, is proud to be a Diamond Plus Sponsor of the year's premiere event for MySQL's rich and diverse ecosystem. Hear and meet 90+ expert MySQL speakers in 100+ sessions, including these eleven (11) talks by our Continuent Tungsten clustering and replication experts:

Monday, April 22
Tuesday, April 23
Wednesday, April 24
Thursday, April 25
See you in sunny Santa Clara, CA!
 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tungsten University: Zero-Downtime MySQL Maintenance And Schema Operations

 
Do you know how to do rolling maintenance on your database hosts so you can make changes without stopping applications? How about upgrading schema and applications themselves? Tungsten clusters have a host of features that can help you with everything from basic administration to complex application upgrades. This webinar shows you the different types of administration you need to perform, and introduces the procedures to perform them without application downtime.

Course Topics

  • What is rolling maintenance
  • How to perform simple maintenance on hosts
  • How to plan, test, and perform a MySQL version upgrade
  • Standard SQL schema upgrade patterns and how to do them with zero downtime
  • Combining SQL schema and application code upgrades
  • Structuring applications to make zero-downtime upgrade work better
  • Backing out of failed upgrade or maintenance



Friday, March 15, 2013

Get a FREE pass to MySQL Conference & Expo (a $1,599 value)

Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, April 22-25, 2013We are raffling six (6) full conference passes to Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo (April 22-25 in Santa Clara, CA) to our valued customers. A $1,599 value.

How to win? Simply send us a brief description of how you use Tungsten, how Tungsten helps you meet your clustering and replication needs, and how Continuent's support has treated you. Please give us your honest and direct feedback -- all the good, bad and even ugly. We'll pick the winners randomly, and you may soon be on your way to sunny California!

Continuent, along with Amazon Web Services and HP, is proud to be a Diamond Plus Sponsor of the year's premiere event for MySQL's rich and diverse ecosystem. Hear and meet 90+ expert MySQL speakers in 100+ sessions, including ten (10) talks by Continuent clustering and replication rockstars
.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tungsten University: Set up and manage advanced replication topologies


 
Do you know how to set up Tungsten Replication to handle multi-master topologies? Do you know how to replicate transactions from multiple MySQL servers into a single slave? Do you know how to replicate between Tungsten clusters? In this course we show you how to set up and manage complex replication topologies using Tungsten.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tungsten University: Unleashing the Power of Tungsten Connectors



How To Configure Tungsten Connector For Load Balancing, Read/Write Splitting, Automatic Failover And Online Maintenance

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Tungsten Replicator w/ MySQL 5.6 & Amazon RDS support

Tungsten Replicator 2.0.7 enables new MySQL versions, provides better support for multi-master and parallel replication, and improves setup of advanced topologies. In the MySQL area, we have added the ability to replicate from MySQL into Amazon RDS instances, as well as initial certification for MySQL 5.6. 

There are several important new features for multi-master replication, including better control of specific schemas that should be replicated between masters, as well as the ability for slave replicators switch automatically between a group of replicators in a Tungsten cluster.

There are a number of bug fixes to help with parallel replication, including a new relative latency setting that helps detect when replication is idle or stalled. Finally, we have improved cookbook recipes so that it is now easier to set up interesting topologies. 

Free download at http://code.google.com/p/tungsten-replicator/
See full release notes at http://code.google.com/p/tungsten-replicator/wiki/Release_Notes#Tungsten_Replicator_2.0.7

Friday, February 15, 2013

MySQL Load Balancing, Read/Write Splitting, Automatic Failover And Online Maintenance

How To Configure Tungsten Connector For Load Balancing, Read/Write Splitting, Automatic Failover And Online Maintenance 


Tungsten clusters use the Tungsten Connector to ensure your applications transparently connect to the master. This enables fail over and seamless switching of masters for online maintenance. However, you can do far more. Tungsten Connector allows you to make better use of hardware by load balancing SQL traffic to slaves. There is also a wealth of configuration settings to help Tungsten Connector manage connections efficiently. 

Learn standard deployment patterns, how to create users, control load balancing, how to distribute reads across local and remote sites, and other configuration tricks. We will also provide advice about how to adapt your applications to use load balancing more efficiently.

Course Topics
  • Deployment options and techniques 
  • Configuring users with regard to data services
  • Application configuration samples
  • Read/write splitting options and demos
  • Load balancing strategies
  • Optimization of connection and request speed
  • Understanding and fixing connectivity issues
Course Dates

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tungsten University: Unleashing the Power of Tungsten Connectors

Tungsten clusters use the Tungsten Connector to ensure your applications transparently connect to the master. This enables failover and seamless switching of masters for maintenance. However, you can do far more. Tungsten Connector allows you to make better use of hardware by load balancing SQL traffic to slaves. There is also a wealth of configuration settings to help Tungsten Connector manage connections efficiently. Learn standard deployment patterns, how to create users, control load balancing, how to distribute reads across local and remote sites, and other configuration tricks. We will also provide advice about how to adapt your applications to use load balancing more efficiently. 

Course Topics 
  • Deployment options and techniques
  • Configuring users with regard to data services
  • Application configuration samples
  • Read/write splitting options and demos
  • Load balancing strategies
  • Optimization of connection and request speed
  • Understanding and fixing connectivity issues 

Course Dates
Reserve your seat today!

Introducing Data Fabric Design for Commodity SQL Databases

Extract from THE SCALE-OUT BLOG
by Robert Hodges (CEO, Continuent)

http://scale-out-blog.blogspot.com

Data management is undergoing a revolution. Many businesses now depend on data sets that vastly exceed the capacity of DBMS servers. Applications operate 24x7 in complex cloud environments using small and relatively unreliable VMs. Managers need to act on new information from those systems in real-time. Users want constant and speedy access to their data in locations across the planet. 

It is tempting to think popular SQL databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL have no place in this new world. They manage small quantities of data, lack scalability features like parallel query, and have weak availability models. One reaction is to discard them and adopt alternatives like Cassandra or MongoDB. Yet open source SQL databases have tremendous strengths: simplicity, robust transaction support, lightning fast operation, flexible APIs, and broad communities of users familiar with their operation. The question is how to design SQL systems that can meet the new requirements for data management. 

This article introduces an answer to that question: data fabric design. Data fabrics arrange off-the-shelf DBMS servers so that applications can connect to them as if they were a single database server. Under the covers a data fabric consists of a network of servers linked by specialized connectivity and data replication. Connectivity routes queries transparently from applications to DBMS servers. Replication creates replicas to ensure fault tolerance, distribute data across locations, and move data into and out of other DBMS types. The resulting lattice of servers can handle very large data sets and meet many other requirements as well. 

Data fabric design is a big topic, so I am going to spread the discussion over several articles. This first article provides a definition of data fabric architecture and introduces a set of design patterns to create successful data fabrics. In the follow-on articles I will explore each design pattern in detail. The goal is to make it possible for anyone with a background in database and application construction to design data management systems that operate not only today but far into the future. At the very least you should understand the issues behind building these systems. 

Some readers may see data fabric design as just another reaction to NoSQL. This would be a mistake. Building large systems out of small, reliable parts is a robust engineering approach that derives from ground-breaking work by Jim Grey, Pat Helland, and others dating back to the 1970s. Data fabrics consist of DBMS servers that you can look at and touch, whereas NoSQL systems tend to build storage, replication, and access into a single distributed system. It is an open question which approach is more complex or difficult to use. There are trade-offs and many systems actually require both of them. You can read this article and those that follow it, then make up your own mind about the proper balance.

Read the entire article at http://scale-out-blog.blogspot.com.