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 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, talks about their data center migration and how they use Continuent Tungsten, at Mountain West Ruby Conference 2013.