Case Study: Secure, Geo-Distributed Active/Active for FinTech

Challenge

How to serve a geo-distributed application with a highly secure and available MySQL backend?

This customer needed a robust, fully-automated MySQL clustering solution to handle more than 350 million financial transactions securely, continuously and quickly each month.

Solution

With fully-automated failover within and between clusters, and both sites accepting writes, this deployment is easy to manage. It is also fully encrypted for the highest security and compliance.

Summary

Secure, Geo-Distributed Active/Active for FinTech

Overview
Geo-distributed Active/Active MySQL Clustering using Tungsten provided this SaaS provider with continuous operations, maximum resiliency, ease of management, and low TCO - hence why they switched from AWS Aurora to native open source MySQL with Tungsten Clusters.
User Profile
This customer is a SaaS provider providing a secure payment gateway. Their technology serves point-of-sale (POS) and online transactions, and thus it is business-critical to ensure 24/7/365 MySQL availability as well as data security.
Tungsten Topology
This customer achieved secure, continuous MySQL availability along with quick response times using geo-distributed Composite Active/Active Tungsten Clustering – that is, two active MySQL clusters with 20 production database servers.

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