Continuent Announces New Continuent Tungsten 2.0 for the Open Cloud

April 25, 2013 by  

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Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of clustering and replication solutions for MySQL™ and Oracle®, today announced Continuent Tungsten 2.0. Continuent Tungsten 2.0 adds important new capabilities that allow enterprises and Web companies running business-critical applications to achieve affordable, efficient high availability (HA) and performance scaling using MySQL.

Continuent Tungsten 2.0 pushes the envelope in multi-master, multi-site MySQL database clusters, either on-premise or in the cloud, with the following new features:

  • Continuent Tungsten 2.0 adds administrative APIs as well as optimized installation and upgrade that lay the foundation for rapid deployment at scale in cloud environments.
  • Continuent Tungsten 2.0 integrates important new replication capabilities, including parallel replication, which has been shown to reduce slave lag by a factor of 100x or more based on initial deployments in very large sites. Continuent Tungsten 2.0 is also certified for cross-cloud and multi-site operation, including primary/disaster recovery as well as multi-master topologies.
  • Continuent Tungsten 2.0 boosts connectivity speed through the addition of connection pooling and more efficient connection management across DBMS instances. This improves the transparency of Tungsten clusters, which from applications point of view makes multiple off-the-shelf DBMS servers acting as a single, highly available server.
  • Continuent Tungsten 2.0 allows you to set up a multi-site data service, scale up read operations, perform zero-downtime maintenance, automatically fail over, and switch sites with a single command. Continuent Tungsten 2.0 makes it simple to create new services in the Amazon™ cloud, Rackspace® cloud or in your private datacenter, and to manage them all from a single point.

“We’ve responded to challenges that our customers are having with Amazon RDS. With Continuent Tungsten 2.0 we are addressing critical issues of quick failover, failover between regions, and database maintenance without downtime to applications that RDS does not handle,” says Robert Hodges, CEO at Continuent. “Even more important, we remove the lock-in of single-cloud solutions like Amazon RDS.”

“Continuent has undoubted expertise when it comes to MySQL clustering and replication, and is expanding its perspective to take a wider role in database management,” says Matt Aslett, Research Director for data management and analytics at 451 Research. “With Continuent Tungsten 2.0, we like the concept of enabling users to quickly provision and configure database services combined with the ability to directly manage that functionality if required or desired. While adoption of cloud database services has been limited to date, Continuent is well positioned to capitalize on, and encourage, greater adoption.”

“The only thing Marketo has more passion for than its product, is its customers. By leveraging the Continuent Tungsten platform, we have increased our ability to provide higher levels of availability and uptime, including complex database upgrades and operations in production,” says Nick Bonfiglio, VP Operations at Marketo.

About Continuent
Continuent is the leading provider of database clustering and replication management software, extending existing open source and commercial solutions for additional benefits. Continuent enables enterprises and Web companies running mission critical applications, either on-premises or in the cloud, to affordably achieve commercial-grade high availability (HA) and globally redundant disaster recovery (DR) capabilities that enable business- and revenue continuity from Continuent’s Tungsten product and services.

Continuent Tungsten enables rapidly growing businesses to better and more easily manage the high availability needs of important company information. Continuent Tungsten provides a single integrated and transparent solution for clustering, replication and connectivity of existing data sources. Continuent Tungsten can operate on open source DBMS products and integrate seamlessly with Oracle without the complexity of migrating data between products or upgrading existing applications.

Continuent Tungsten customers include Adobe, AltiSource, American Express, Alcatel-Lucent, AstraZeneca, AT&T Wireless, Capital Payments, Carfax, Constant Contact, The Department of Homeland Security, eBay, Eckoh Technologies, EMC2, Financial Times, F-Secure, Global Cash Card, Juniper Networks, Hearst Magazines, Limelight, Marketo, Modernizing Medicine, NewVoiceMedia, Olympus USA, Panasonic Europe, Sage Group, Sony Music, Synacor, Telefonica, Thomson Reuters, ToolsStation, UniBet, Verkkokauppa and Zuora.

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