Monday, December 21, 2015

New VMware Continuent 5.0 - A powerful and cost efficient Oracle GoldenGate alternative!

VMware Continuent 5.0 is a complete data replication solution that includes all the functionality you need at one low price. In this webinar-on-demand, you’ll see how VMware Continuent delivers: 
  • Migration. Replicate from an old version of Oracle, often running on non-Linux platform (Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris), to a new version of Oracle (often running in Linux). VMware Continuent supports heterogeneous environments. 
  • On-boarding to Cloud and Service Providers' data centers. Replicate from an old version of Oracle, often running on non-Linux platform, into a virtual or cloud-hosted environment. VMware Continuent is “cloud-ready”. 
  • Replication into Analytics (Hadoop, HP Vertica, Amazon Redshift). VMware Continuent offers real-time data loading into analytics and Big Data. This often includes Oracle running on Linux replicating into Hadoop/Vertica analytics.
  • Replication to MySQL (and PostgreSQL). There is a lot of interest by customers to save money with open source databases. VMware Continuent supports two-way replication between Oracle and MySQL, and allows off-loading workloads to cost-saving MySQL databases. VMware Continuent will soon allow migration from Oracle to PostgreSQL.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Announcing New Oracle Replication with VMware Continuent 5.0

Modern enterprises depend on an extensive fabric of databases and applications that have been built up over long periods of time. Relational databases based on Oracle are particularly a particular vital part of this infrastructure. It is critically important for businesses to enable such databases are protected against site and local failures. To enable continued efficient operation, business need to adapt to new platforms and database versions without disrupting business applications. Finally as IT systems grow and meet new requirements, there needs to be mechanisms to feed vital Oracle data into data warehouses as well as new applications constructed on lower-cost platforms.

New VMware Continuent 5.0 enables organizations to easily and affordably migrate an older version of an Oracle database to a new database version on new on-premises hardware, to virtualized hosts, or to the cloud without downtime. Replicate from old versions of Oracle, often running on older, non-Linux platform to newer version of Oracle running on economical Linux platforms. Real-time replication to cloud-based or offsite data centers also helps enable data is always available and assure business continuity in the event of a catastrophic site failure. It also means that organizations can take advantage of big data with real-time reporting and analytics, helping make better business decisions for enterprises and extract further value for Oracle investments.

With flexible filtering of databases, tables and columns across any combination of source and target environments, organizations can consolidate multiple Oracle databases into one, move databases to a different Oracle edition, or replicate from Oracle to an open source MySQL for edge applications. Organizations can even use replication to help migrate applications to completely new database systems. Such strategies can lead to dramatically lower licensing costs while meeting or exceeding SLAs for users.

VMware Continuent 5.0 is now available from VMware and through the VMware vCloud Air Network (vCAN) partner network. With an ecosystem of over 4,000 service providers, in over 100 countries offering VMware-based cloud services, organizations will find a service provider that fits the services needed or specializes in a particular vertical market. For more information on VMware Continuent and Oracle migration/on-boarding, replication for reporting, disaster recovery and real-time data loading into analytics, visit the VMware Continuent product pages.

You can meet our replication experts at TECH15 by UKOUG  (Dec. 7-9) at the ICC Birmingham, booth #74!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Learn how to replicate from Oracle to data warehouses and analytics

Analyzing transactional data residing in Oracle databases is becoming increasingly common, especially as the data sizes and complexity increase and transactional stores are no longer to keep pace with the ever-increasing storage. Although there are many techniques available for loading Oracle data, getting up-to-date data into your data warehouse store is a more difficult problem. 

VMware Continuent provides provides data replication from Oracle to data warehouses and analytics engines, to derive insight from big data for better business decisions. 

Learn practical tips and watch a live demo of how to get your data warehouse loading projects off the ground quickly and efficiently when replicating from Oracle into Hadoop, Amazon Redshift and HP Vertica.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Oracle HA, DR, data warehouse loading, and license reduction through edge apps

Database replication is vital enterprise technology but is dominated by inflexible, high-cost incumbents, especially in the case of Oracle. This webinar-on-demand introduces VMware Continuent replication and shows how it solves database replication problems in environments from bare metal to clouds. 

We introduce exciting new Oracle replication improvements that allow users to apply VMware Continuent to Oracle HA, DR, data warehouse loading, and license reduction through edge apps.  We conclude with a demo that shows just how easy it is to deploy and use VMware Continuent replication for Oracle.

 

Webinar-on-demand. Recorded 9/24/15.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Webinar-on-demand: Learn how to add HA and DR to MySQL operating on-prem and in VMware's vCloud Air public cloud

Learn how VMware Continuent adds HA, DR and real-time data warehouse loading to off-the-shelf MySQL operating on-prem and in VMware vCloud Air public cloud. 

We introduce vCloud Air basics, then do a deep dive into the VMware Continuent system architecture covering important issues like fail-over, zero-downtime maintenance, and load scaling. We will conclude with a demonstration of using VMware Continuent to implement disaster recovery between a typical on-prem environment and vCloud Air.


Recorded 7/30/2015



 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Replication in real-time from Oracle and MySQL into data warehouses and analytics


Practical tips and a live demo of how to get your data warehouse loading projects off the ground quickly and efficiently when replicating from MySQL and Oracle into Amazon Redshift, HP Vertica and Hadoop.


Webinar-on-demand. Recorded 07/23/15.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New VMware Continuent 4.0.1 released

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=continuentContinuing from our April 2015 release of the VMware Continuent 4.0 products is a new 4.0.1 release that provides important fixes to both the replication and MySQL clustering.

For full details, read the full release notes, available at the links below, but the highlights are as follows:


VMware Continuent for Replication and Data Warehousing

  • Expanded support for EBS Snapshots to enable MySQL table locks during execution
  • Fixed a bug when using the trepctl reset command
  • Fixed a problem when replicating from Oracle to HP Vertica and Amazon RedShift
  • Corrected the CSV filename generation for Hadoop replication
  • Corrected a timezone issue for data warehousing loading
  • Corrected a timezone issue for the internal tables
VMware Continuent for HA/DR and Clustering
  • All of the above fixes, and the following additional fixes:
  • Remote services in DR deployments could incorrectly shun entire remote composite datasources
  • Replicators would fail to be placed online properly after the manager had been restarted
More information on the individual VMware Continuent packages outlined above can be found here. To download the new VMware Continuent 4.0.1, visit  https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Business-critical MySQL with DR in vCloud Air

VMware Continuent enables demanding enterprise customers to process billions of business-critical transactions using economical MySQL relational databases. Learn how VMware Continuent adds high-availability, disaster recovery, and real-time data warehouse loading to off-the-shelf MySQL operating in vCloud Air. 

We introduce vCloud Air basics, then do a deep dive into the VMware Continuent system architecture covering important issues like failover, zero-downtime maintenance, and load scaling. We will conclude with a demonstration of using VMware Continuent to implement disaster recovery between a typical on-prem environment and vCloud Air.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Replication in real-time from Oracle and MySQL into data warehouses and analytics

Analyzing transactional data is becoming increasingly common, especially as the data sizes and complexity increase and transactional stores are no longer to keep pace with the ever-increasing storage. Although there are many techniques available for loading data, getting effective data in real-time into your data warehouse store is a more difficult problem. VMware Continuent provides capabilities for continuous and real-time data warehouse loading.

View this webinar-on-demand for practical tips and a live demo of how to get your data warehouse loading projects off the ground quickly and efficiently when replicating from MySQL and Oracle into Amazon Redshift, HP Vertica and Hadoop.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Introducing VMware Continuent 4.0 – MySQL Clustering and Real-time Replication to Data Warehouses

It’s with great pleasure we announce the general availability of VMware Continuent 4.0 – a new suite of solutions for clustering and replication of MySQL to data warehouses.

VMware Continuent enables enterprises running business-critical database applications to achieve commercial-grade high availability (HA), globally redundant disaster recovery (DR) and performance scaling. The new suite makes it even simpler to create MySQL database clusters in the cloud or in a private data center, to keep the data available even when systems fail.

In addition, VMware Continuent provides data replication from relational databases to high-performance NoSQL and data analytics engines to derive insight from big data for better business decisions.

The suite is available in four different flavors:
  • VMware Continuent for Clustering –Provides full MySQL clustering, including load balancing, failover, and multi-master, multi-site deployments.
  • VMware Continuent for Disaster Recovery – Enables MySQL replication to another server or site to handle disaster recovery scenarios.
  • VMware Continuent for Replication – Provides core replication between MySQL, MariaDB and Percona servers and replication to and from Oracle.
  • VMware Continuent for Analytics and Big Data – Provides replication from MySQL to various Hadoop distributions (including Pivotal HD, MapR, HortonWorks, and Cloudera), HP Vertica, and Amazon Redshift.
You can also combine the different flavors to best fit your use case including:
  • Cost-efficient business continuity, HA and DR for business-critical MySQL applications with continuous operation requirements in both on-premises and cloud environments.
  • Geographically distributed Multi-site, Multi-Master deployments servicing globally distributed users.
  • Real-time transactional data loading to data warehouses.
  • Replication from Oracle to MySQL and MySQL to Oracle for easier web deployments.
Additional, benefits offered to customers by VMware Continuent 4.0 include:
  • Zero-Downtime Maintenance– Perform database maintenance, such as schema changes, upgrades to a new version of MySQL or adding new hardware, without application or service interruptions.
  • High Availability – Replace a failed master DBMS server within seconds while maintaining continuous availability and without losing any transactions.
  • Improved Performance  – Increase replication performance over native MySQL and increase transaction volumes using intelligent parallel methods.
  • Geo-Clustering – Implement multi-master, cross-site database clusters that span sites and are ready for immediate failover.
  • Disaster Recovery – Switch to a hot-standby disaster recovery site running a VMware Continuent cluster with a single command without losing application connectivity.
  • Affordable Oracle Replication – Replicate data from Oracle to MySQL, from MySQL to Oracle, and from Oracle to Oracle. Think “Oracle GoldenGate without the price tag!”
  • Real-Time Integration Between RDBMS and Analytics – Replicate quickly and efficiently to high-performance NoSQL and data analytics engines to derive insight from big data for better business decisions.
  • Supports off-the-shelf MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server –No software upgrade, data migration, application or DDL changes are required.
Click here for more information on the individual VMware Continuent packages outlined above.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Real-time data loading from Oracle and MySQL to data warehouses, analytics

Analyzing transactional data is becoming increasingly common, especially as the data sizes and complexity increase and transactional stores are no longer to keep pace with the ever-increasing storage. Although there are many techniques available for loading data, getting effective data in real-time into your data warehouse store is a more difficult problem.

In this webinar-on-demand we showcase VMware Continuent's capabilities for continuous and real-time data warehouse loading. We share practical tips and a live demo of how to get your data warehouse loading projects off the ground quickly and efficiently.





Recorded 3/3/2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

vCloud Air and business-critical MySQL

VMware Continuent, a multi-site, multi-master database cluster solution, provides a full data management solution that is already handling billions of transactions daily for our customers, on-premises and in the cloud. Join us to learn how Continuent and MySQL can run business-critical applications in vCloud Air, VMware's hybrid cloud solution. 

In this new webinar-on-demand, you will learn about the following:
  • What is vCloud Air and how can it benefit your company
  • Overview of DBMS operation in vCloud Air
  • Tips and tricks for running Continuent MySQL clusters
  • Roadmap for Continuent in vCloud Air as well as vSphere support.
We have a lot of great work on tap related to vCloud Air as well as VMware products in general. Join us for this glimpse into the future of Continuent clustering and replication at VMware.




Recorded 2/19/15

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Business continuity with geographically distributed multi-master MySQL clusters

Global data access can greatly expand the reach of your business. Continuent's multi-site multi-master (MSMM) solutions enable applications to accept write traffic in multiple locations across on-premises and vCloud Air. This includes the following important real-world use cases:
  • Improve performance for globally distributed users registering hardware devices by permitting updates on the geographically closest site
  • Ensure availability of credit card processing by spreading transaction processing across two or more sites. Users can still process credit card transactions if a single site is unavailable to them for any reason, including end-user Internet routing problems
  • Enable business continuity by using multi-master updates on different hosting providers for service scalability, personalization and software upgrades of GPS devices.
Individual Continuent clusters already provide excellent single-site database availability and performance. In this webinar we review the benefits of combining multiple Continuent clusters into a global multi-site multi-master database cluster (MSMM) topology for:
  • Optimizing your installation for MSMM
  • Optimizing your application for MSMM
  • Monitoring and administration
  • Failover and recovery of individual servers or entire locations.
     
Recorded 02/10/15


Thursday, January 29, 2015

MySQL High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Users seeking high availability, disaster recovery and zero downtime maintenance operation for business-critical MySQL applications face confusing choices. Is multi-master or master/slave clustering better? What about synchronous versus asynchronous replication? Using a plain vanilla, stock MySQL or a modified version of it? Which of these choices are right for data-driven businesses that depend on fast, reliable data access?

This no-BS webinar-on-demand cuts through the FUD to explore the real trade-offs between the different clustering and replication methods, then shows you how Continuent's asynchronous master/slave clusters support these important capabilities for business-critical applications:

  • High application write rates
  • Mixed workloads consisting of large and small transactions
  • Data across multiple geographically distributed locations
  • Failures and more importantly recovery from them
  • Zero downtime maintenance and software upgrades
  • Use of off-the-shelf MySQL/MariaDB to avoid application changes and allow clusters to improve as MySQL itself does.
We'll illustrate key points with demonstrations and case studies from deployed systems.



Recorded 1/29/15.