Continuent's Tungsten Stack Gives MySQL Better Replication

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Continuent Responds to Monty Widenius' Challenge and Provides Advanced Master-Slave Replication to Scale-out MySQL Applications

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With MySQL being widely deployed for web-tier applications, a consistent message from our mutual customers has been the need for better master-slave replication than current solutions. Scalability and reliability with seamless failover and no performance loss are absolutely crucial for them. Tungsten delivers this.

Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of commercial open source solutions for database replication and scale-out, today announced an advanced replication for MySQL® with its Tungsten Replicator. Continuent Tungsten™ is an open source stack, a collection of integrated projects, for database scale-out using commodity hardware.

MySQL's built-in database replication has been a key component of horizontal scaling solutions for many years. However, it also has a number of limitations that are well-known in the MySQL community. At the 2008 MySQL Conference & Expo, Monty Widenius, founder and original developer of MySQL, highlighted key replication weaknesses (http://www.scribd.com/doc/2575733/The-future-of-MySQL-The-Project) such as:

  • Replication is not fail safe
  • No synchronous options
  • No checking consistency option
  • Setup and resync of slave is complicated
  • Single-thread on the slave
  • No multi-master
  • Only InnodDB synchronizes with the replication (binary) log.

As a longstanding MySQL partner and an expert in high-end replication solutions, Continuent has taken steps to answer Monty's challenge and go beyond it as well. The initial feature set for Continuent Tungsten Replicator includes:

  • Simple set-up procedure
  • Proper handling of master failover in presence of multiple slaves (for high availability)
  • Master/slave replication of one, some, or all databases
  • MySQL statement replication
  • Checksums on replication events
  • Table consistency check mechanism
  • Runs on Linux, Solaris and Windows.

Continuent Tungsten roadmap includes:

  • Graphical Management Tools
  • Oracle® support
  • PostgreSQL support
  • MySQL row replication
  • Heterogeneous replication (for example MySQL to Oracle and vice versa)
  • Multi-master via bi-directional replication with conflict resolution
  • Semi-synchronous replication
  • Parallel update on slaves to increase performance
  • Proxying support to reduce or eliminate application changes.

The Continuent Tungsten architecture is database-neutral, which means that the same framework supports a number of different databases. This is convenient for users, who can use a single product to replicate data on different database types. It is also a cornerstone of heterogeneous replication, which supports data integration projects between MySQL and other databases such as Oracle.

"As a MySQL Gold Partner, we have been offering synchronous master-master replication solution for years," said Eero Teerikorpi, CEO at Continuent. "With MySQL being widely deployed for web-tier applications, a consistent message from our mutual customers has been the need for better master-slave replication than current solutions. Scalability and reliability with seamless failover and no performance loss are absolutely crucial for them. Tungsten delivers this."

Continuent Tungsten stack is available at Continuent's community site, http://community.continuent.com.

About Continuent
Continuent is the ScaleOut company. Our solutions provide 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.

Continuent's Tungsten stack provides a unique collection of technologies for database scale-out. The stack itself is 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 http://www.continuent.com.

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