MySQL HA / DR / Geo-Scale Competitive Comparison

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Tungsten Cluster Competitive Comparison: Amazon Aurora

Find out why Tungsten Cluster is a better and more cost-effective overall MySQL HA/DR/Geo-Scale solution compared to Amazon Aurora.

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Tungsten Cluster In a Nutshell

The Tungsten Clustering family of products is the only complete, fully-integrated, fully-tested MySQL HA, DR and geo-clustering solution running on-premises and in the cloud combined with industry-best and fastest, 24/7 support for business-critical MySQL, MariaDB, & Percona Server applications.

Continuous Operations
High Availability
Disaster Recovery
Global Scaling
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Why Choose Tungsten Cluster over Amazon Aurora?

Features & Benefits

 
Tungsten Cluster
Amazon Aurora
Continuous Operations
4.67
3.00
Zero Downtime Maintenance
Both database, operating system and hardware changes & upgrades
Requires maintenance window and downtime
High Availability
Automatic failover of primary
30 seconds downtime with DNS change
DR with Active/Passive Cluster
Automated site level switch with one failover command
Only with Aurora Global Database. Takes “a few minutes.”
DR with Active/Active Cluster
Only requires repointing the apps
Cross-region active/active not supported
DR Failback
Single command, fast
Cross-region failback requires reprovision
Backup & Data Recovery
Flexible backups using existing external tools
Managed, proprietary

Support Services

 
Tungsten Cluster
Amazon Aurora
24/7 Support
5.00
2.00
24/7 Support
24/7 support with high, near 100% customer satisfaction
Basic support > 12 hours, business-critical Enterprise support extremely expensive
Fast Support Reponse Time
The fastest in the industry, averaging less than 3 minutes for Urgent support request.
Unless paying very high Enterprise support fee
Support Team Experience
Each member has 20+ years experience on DBA and Site Reliability
Unknown who will be providing support, often lower-level call center member with limited or no DBA experience

Intangibles

 
Tungsten Cluster
Amazon Aurora
MySQL Version Support
5.00
2.00
MySQL Community
Fully supported, all versions up to 8.0
'MySQL Compatible', 5.6 and 5.7 features only
MySQL Enterprise
Yes - Fully supported, all versions up to 8.0
Not supported
MariaDB
Yes - Fully supported, all versions up to 10.5
Not supported
Percona Server
Fully supported
'MySQL Compatible', 5.6 and 5.7 features only

Use Cases Supported

 
Tungsten Cluster
Amazon Aurora
Supported
Supported
Supported
With Aurora Global Database
Supported
Not Supported
Supported
With Aurora Global Database
MySQL Multi-Primary
Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported

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Program Details

Runs through December 31st 2020
Upgrade options available for the solutions listed above
Become a customer and get 6 months of our software and 24/7 support free (in combination with one of our subscriptions)
Existing Continuent customers are not eligible for this particular program

Experience Our Industry-Best Continuent MySQL Support

Highly qualified 24/7 MySQL support
Our support engineers have 15 or more years of MySQL DBA and Site Reliability experience
24/7 support comes with 1-hour SLA, with response times for urgent requests averaging less than 3 minutes
MySQL uptime measured in months or years

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