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Continuent Tungsten Enterprise for Oracle, Oracle-to-Oracle and Oracle-to-MySQL replication and data availability solution reaches public Beta phase

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Continuent Tungsten opens up an opportunity to extend the existing Oracle implementations with low-cost MySQL databases by providing real-time Oracle-to-MySQL replications services.

Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of commercial open source solutions for continuous data availability, advanced database replication and scale-out solutions, today announced the availability of Continuent Tungsten Enterprise for Oracle® for public beta testing.

Continuent Tungsten Enterprise offers an easy to manage, dynamic database clusters supporting and Oracle, MySQL® and PostgreSQL. Continuent's Tungsten Enterprise provides the highest levels of availability and scalability for applications built with Oracle database and its newly acquired MySQL database.

"With Continuent Tungsten, Oracle users can avoid the 'Oracle Tax' and gain advanced replication, scale-out and disaster recovery functionality at fraction of the cost, without need to invest in expensive Oracle Enterprise Edition, Streams and Data Guard software," said Eero Teerikorpi, CEO, Continuent. "Continuent Tungsten opens up an opportunity to extend the existing Oracle implementations with low-cost MySQL databases by providing real-time Oracle-to-MySQL replications services."

The Continuent Tungsten for Oracle provides services for all Oracle editions (Express, Standard Edition One, Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition) and is designed to:

  •     Replicate between Oracle database instances to maximize database uptime and throughput by replicating the master database to multiple slaves, distributing reads to slaves, and promoting slaves automatically during planned maintenance or when the master fails.
  •     Replicate between two geographically separated Oracle databases over WAN to provide disaster recovery functionality.
  •     Provide heterogeneous replication to supply edge application data from core Oracle OLTP server from an Oracle instance to MySQL, with high fidelity and rapid transfer rates.

The beta release of Continuent Tungsten for Oracle is available today at Production versions will be available in Q2 2009.

For more information about Continuent and our involvement in Continuent's open source community, visit

About Continuent:
Continuent, the world's leading provider of Continuous Data Availability (CDA) solutions, offers continuous high availability and incremental performance scaling using commodity hardware and databases. We provide continuous uptime so you can deliver business critical database applications with high data availability and accessibility. We also offer support, training and consulting services to our customers worldwide.

Continuent's Tungsten solution provides a unique collection of technologies for database scale-out. Tungsten stack is 100% open source. Tungsten is operating system independent and supports both commercial and open source databases including Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB™.

For more information about Continuent and our products, visit

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