A New Home for Tungsten in the UK
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Monday, 09 June 2014 12:20

I was suitably heartened to hear about the new mine opening up in the Devon here in the UK to mine the element Tungsten. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-27754535) I comment on this to my associates at Continuent, where comments were made by Csaba as to the appropriate quotes in the article: “Tungsten is an extraordinary metal.” “It’s almost as ha...


theCube @ Hadoop Summit 2014 - Robert Hodges (Continuent) with John Furrier and Jeff Kelly on on real-time data loading from Oracle and MySQL into Hadoop.
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Friday, 06 June 2014 11:04




MariaDB 10 is a Sandbox killjoy?
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:37

Using MySQL Sandbox (http://mysqlsandbox.net) I can install multiple instances of MySQL. It is not uncommon for me to run 5 or 6 instances at once, and in some occasions, I get to have even 10 of them. It is usually not a problem. But today I had an issue while testing MariaDB, for which I needed 5 instances, and I the installation failed after the 4th one. To make sure that the host could run tha...


Webinar-on-Demand: Set Up & Operate Open Source Oracle Replication
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Friday, 30 May 2014 11:41




Continuent at Hadoop Summit
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Friday, 30 May 2014 09:04

I’m pleased to say that Continuent will be at the Hadoop Summit  (http://hadoopsummit.org/san-jose/)in San Jose next week (3-5 June). Sadly I will not be attending as I’m taking an exam next week, but my colleagues Robert Hodges, Eero Teerikorpi and Petri Versunen will be there to answer any questions you have about Continuent products, and, of course, Hadoop replication suppo...


Webinar-on-demand: Set up & operate real-time data loading into Hadoop
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 29 May 2014 12:32




Real-Time Data Movement: The Key to Enabling Live Analytics With Hadoop
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 22 May 2014 20:40

An article about moving data into Hadoop in real-time has just been published over at DBTA, written by me and my CEO Robert Hodges. In the article I talk about one of the major issues for all people deploying databases in the modern heterogenous world – how do we move and migrate data effectively between entirely different database systems in a way that is efficient and usable. How do ...


Continuent Tungsten 2.0.2 Release Notification
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:16




Set Up & Operate Tungsten Clusters
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 22 May 2014 13:00




Cross your Fingers for Tech14, see you at OSCON
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 15 May 2014 21:09

Tech14 UK Oracle User Group (http://www.tech14.ukoug.org/default.asp?p=11617) conference which is in Liverpool this year. I’m not going to give away the topics, but you can imagine they are going to be about data translation and movement and how to get your various databases talking together. I can also say, after having seen other submissions for talks this year (as I’m helpi...