Paving the Way for Continuous MySQL Operations

Our team has continued to pave the way for Continuous MySQL Operations this year with our Continuent Tungsten products: Tungsten Clustering and Tungsten Replicator.

And we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all - our customers, partners, followers and colleagues - for your support in 2019, and celebrate some of our successes with you...

2019 Continuent Momentum Highlights

  • Launched three new Tungsten Clustering & Tungsten Replicator releases
  • Introduced the new Tungsten Replicator (AMI) on the Amazon Marketplace
  • Were named a 2020 Top Trending Product by Database Trends & Applications Magazine

2019 Continuent Customer Highlights

  • 100%: Customer Satisfaction during the most recent customer survey
  • 97.5%: our customer renewal rate, many with multi-year subscription renewals
  • Three (3) minutes: our average response time for urgent customer support tickets
  • 7 years: our average customer life-span using Continuent solutions
  • 900+ & 700+: the number of Tungsten MySQL clusters (900+) deployed by our largest customer, with Tungsten Replicator instances (700+) feeding into their various web front-end applications

This is a key element of our offering: beside the state-of-the-art MySQL HA/DR/Geo-clustering software we offer, Continuent also helps sustain our customer’s continuous operations with our 24/7/365 support. All requests are handled by highly qualified MySQL experts with decades of operational experience with business-critical deployments.

Latest Tungsten Clustering & Tungsten Replicator Releases

Tungsten Clustering and Tungsten Replicator 6.1.1 for MySQL and MariaDB are our current releases (out of three this year).

The 6.1 product line comes with MySQL 8 support and has the ability to do active/active Composite Multi-Master.

Find out more

The Tungsten Replicator (AMI) on the Amazon Marketplace

Tungsten Replicator (AMI) is a real-time replication engine for all MySQL variants (incl. Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS), that runs in AWS cloud and provides real-time data feeds into Big Data Analytics, such as Amazon Redshift, Vertica and more.

To get started with the new Tungsten Replicator AMI, simply launch the types that you need - and the first of each type is FREE for 14 days (AWS infrastructure charges still apply). You will typically need two - one MySQL extractor and one applier into your choice of targets. Please note that free trials will automatically convert to a paid hourly subscription upon expiration.

Top Three Continuent Tungsten Features

  • MySQL 8 Support
  • Active/Active Composite Multi-Master
  • Industry-best 24/7 MySQL Customer Service

Top Three Most Read New Blogs

Using Keep-Alives To Ensure Long-Running MySQL & MariaDB Sessions Stay Connected

Our most popular blog post this year discusses how to use the Tungsten Connector keep-alive feature to ensure long-running MySQL & MariaDB/Percona Server client sessions stay connected in a Tungsten Cluster. Read more…

Make It Faster: Improving MySQL Write Performance for Tungsten Cluster Slaves

Learn about the various options for performance tuning MySQL server for better slave replication performance with this blog post. Read more…

Why is My Java Application Freezing Under Heavy I/O Load?

Latency-sensitive applications running in Java sometimes experience unacceptable delays under heavy I/O load. This blog discusses why this problem occurs and what to do about it for applications running Tungsten Clustering for MySQL. Read more…

Top Three Most Watched Webinars

Is ‘Free’ Good Enough for Your MySQL Environment?

Watch the replay of this webinar with our partner Datavail hosted by Database Trends & Applications on whether free is good enough for business-critical MySQL database environments.

Listen in as Srinivasa Krishna, MySQL Practice Leader at Datavail, and Eero Teerikorpi, CEO & Founder at Continuent discuss the pros and cons of the DIY approach vs getting professional help in. Watch the replay

Geo-Scale MySQL & MariaDB in AWS

Learn how to build a global, multi-region MySQL / MariaDB / Percona cloud back-end capable of serving hundreds of millions of online multiplayer game accounts. Watch the replay

Multi-Region AWS Aurora vs Continuent Tungsten for MySQL & MariaDB

This webinar walks you through a comparison of building a global, multi-region MySQL / MariaDB / Percona cloud back-end using AWS Aurora versus Continuent Tungsten. Watch replay

Since 2004, we have been at the forefront of the market need with our solutions for platform agnostic, highly available, globally scaling, clustered MySQL databases that are driving businesses to the cloud (whether hybrid or not) today; and our software solutions are the expression of that. And plan to continue to do so.

These were some of our main highlights of 2019 - we look forward to more next year!

Smooth Sailing!

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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