Thursday, August 7, 2014

Picking the Right Clustering for MySQL: Cloud-only Services or Flexible Tungsten Clusters? New webinar-on-demand

As businesses head into the cloud, it is tempting to reach for the first product that offers to make database operation as simple as punching a few buttons on a menu.  However, there’s a big difference between firing up cloud database services such as Amazon RDS for testing or development and finding a solution that can handle hundreds of millions of transactions daily. 

This webinar-on-demand explores how your business can benefit from Continuent Tungsten, a flexible clustering solution that helps data-driven businesses handle billions of transactions daily across a wide range of environments.  We’ll focus on the following problems in particular: 

  • Ensuring fully capable cloud DBMS operation  
  • Avoiding lock-in by choosing solutions that run across clouds as well as on-premises  
  • Spreading MySQL data over regions using flexible primary/DR and multi-master topologies
  • Controlling maintenance intervals and the DBMS stack directly
  • Integrating in real-time to data warehouses and on-premises DBMS like Oracle  
  • Ensuring immediate access to top-notch, 24x7 support when things go south 
Your data is too precious to take shortcuts.  Learn how you can use Continuent Tungsten to build scalable management solutions that offer the economic benefits of the cloud with the enterprise capabilities required by businesses that live and die by their data.

Recorded 08/07/14

Monday, August 4, 2014

Continuent Tungsten 2.0.3 Release Notification
We are pleased to inform you that the new Continuent Tungsten 2.0.3 is now available. This is a recommended release for all Continuent Tungsten clustering customers as it contains important updates and improvements to the stability of the manager component, specifically with respect to possible stalls and memory usage that would cause manager failures:
  • A number of fixes to the Manager failure detection and recovery logic to improve stability
  • Improvements to the Connector Bridgemode, default Bridgemode buffer sizes, and connection management to improve performance and memory usage
  • Updated recommendations for witnesses and member calculations to ensure correct quorum determination
  • Within Composite Clusters (multiple geographically distributed clusters working together), inter-cluster communication now requires TCP/IP port 7 to be open to ensure availability and stability.
For a complete listing of new features and improvements in Continuent Tungsten 2.0.3, see release notes.

Upgrading to the 2.0.3 release: