New Releases: Continuent Tungsten Version 6.1.4 and Tungsten Dashboard Version 1.0.8

Continuent is pleased to announce the 6.1.4 versions of its Tungsten Clustering and Tungsten Replicator software products, as well as of Tungsten Dashboard 1.0.8 - an optional — and free — add-on for Tungsten Clustering.

Tungsten Clustering is the complete and proven clustering software solution for high-availability, disaster recovery, and global scaling for MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server databases. Tungsten Clustering is powered by Tungsten Replicator, which also exists as a stand-alone solution, providing the most advanced & flexible replication engine for MySQL, including Amazon RDS MySQL and Amazon Aurora.

Tungsten Clustering further includes an intelligent MySQL proxy, Tungsten Connector/Proxy, comprehensive business-rules based cluster management software, Tungsten Manager, and Tungsten Dashboard for monitoring Tungsten Clusters for MySQL.

These three components - Connector, Manager, and Replicator, combined with the Dashboard, provide the best of breed, tightly integrated MySQL clustering solution.

The new releases introduce support for the MySQL 8.0.20 binlog compression feature, improvements and fixes to command line tools, and more.

Tungsten Clustering Highlights

  • Functionality improvements for Tungsten Manager
  • Full support for MySQL 8.0.20 binlog compression feature
  • Daylight Saving / Time zone fixes
  • Drizzle driver performance improvements
  • Command line tool fixes
    • Tungsten Package Manager (tpm) fixes
    • *new version* tungsten_provision_slave script

Tungsten Replicator Highlights

  • Amazon AWS SSL Certificates support
  • Improvements for Redshift applier
  • New dropRow and delayinMS filters
  • Drizzle driver Performance improvements
  • Command line tool fixes
    • Tungsten Package Manager (tpm) fixes

Tungsten Dashboard Highlights

  • Added basic Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Improved page load performance via caching of API calls. This is especially helpful with Composite clusters that have multiple sites over a wide area.
  • Added the ability to modify the browser window title and the ability to change the cluster service sort order from the alpha default to as-written configuration order
  • Added hover-based tooltips for all fields and buttons where possible. Significantly improved the Connector popover formatting, sorting and operation.
  • Message handling is improved so that multiple actions and responses are tracked and messaged properly.
  • Added the ability to check for Dashboard software updates, and for Clustering software updates on a per-node basis.

Related Resources

Release Details - Tungsten Clustering

Functionality improvements for Tungsten Manager

Release 6.1.4 comes with stability improvements and fixes for Tungsten Clustering Composite Master-Master (CMM) and Composite Master-Slave (CMS) topologies. You can find out more about Tungsten Clustering topologies here.

Tungsten Package Manager (tpm) fixes

The Tungsten Package Manager (tpm), is a complete configuration, installation and deployment tool for Tungsten Clustering and Tungsten Replicator, which includes some utility commands to simplify those and other processes. Release 6.1.4 contains a range of improvements and bug fixes for the tpm command line tool, the list of which customers can find in the release notes.

Full support for MySQL 8.0.20 binlog compression feature

Tungsten Replicator can now correctly extract and parse Binary Log entries when the MySQL option binlog-transaction-compression (a new parameter introduced from MySQL 8.0.20) has been enabled.

Daylight Saving / Time zone fixes

When host server time (and thus MySQL time) is not configured as UTC, issuing cluster heartbeat or trepctl heartbeat in the first hour of daylight savings time would create an invalid time in MySQL.

Drizzle Driver improvements

The drizzle driver included with both Tungsten Clustering and Tungsten Replicator is used for communications to the MySQL database from the various Tungsten components. In this release a number of changes have been implemented within the driver to improve performance of reads and writes.

Command line tool fixes

tungsten_provision_slave script

The tungsten_provision_slave script allows customers to easily provision, or reprovision, a database server using information from a remote host. In this release the tungsten_provision_slave script has been rewritten and totally replaced. This new version was available in previous releases as a Beta script (

Release Details - Tungsten Replicator

Amazon AWS SSL Certificates support

Tungsten Replicator now recognises Amazon AWS SSL Certificates to enable SSL communication with AWS Aurora. Users can trial Tungsten Replicator on the Amazon Marketplace here.

Improvements for Redshift applier

A number of improvements have been made to the Redshift Applier including better handling of table level locking, specifically with multiple appliers and/or in high data volume environments. These improvements reduce the risk of Redshift serializable isolation violation errors.

New dropRow and delayinMS filters

A new droprow JavaScript filter has been added, which works at ROW level and allows the filtering out of rows based on one or more column/value matches.

A new delayInMs filter has also been added which allows the applying of THL to a slave to be delayed by a period specified in milliseconds. This filter works in the same way as the TimeDelayFilter, however that filter only allows second precision.

Read The Release Notes

About Tungsten Clustering

Tungsten Clustering allows enterprises running business-critical MySQL database applications to cost-effectively achieve continuous operations with commercial-grade high availability (HA), geographically redundant disaster recovery (DR) and global scaling.

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About Tungsten Replicator

Tungsten Replicator is a replication engine that provides high-performance and improved replication functionality over the native MySQL replication solution and provides the ability to apply real-time MySQL data feeds into a range of analytics and big data databases. It comes as a stand-alone product or as an AMI on the Amazon Marketplace.

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About Tungsten Dashboard

Tungsten Dashboard provides a graphical monitoring and management interface for your Tungsten clusters with the convenience of a web browser or iPad. Tungsten Dashboard allows an admin to quickly see the status of all clusters and take action if necessary with a simple point and click tool.

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About the Author

Jean-Jérôme Schmidt
VP of Marketing

Jean-Jérôme has been an avid open source (database) marketer for most of his career. Prior to joining Continuent, he was VP of Marketing at Severalnines, a leader in automation & management of open source databases, having come from MariaDB, where he headed up marketing as well. Previous roles include Director EMEA Marketing at Pentaho, Global Sales Ops Mgr at MySQL & Commercial Director at marketing agency Connection2. And all that from his home-base in Dublin.

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