Monday, June 19, 2017

High Noon at AWS — Amazon RDS versus Continuent Tungsten with MySQL on AWS EC2.

Please join Continuent Webinar on Wednesday, June 21 at 9:00 AM PDT/noon EDT: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3559980439748889090.
Continuent customers have a large number deployments in AWS running MySQL on AWS EC2 instances and they choose to rely upon Tungsten Clustering to provide High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR). We also support Multi-Site/Multi-Master operations and offer true zero-downtime operations.

During the Webinar we look at the following questions and more: 
* How does RDS handle failover? (Hint: Not very quickly) 
* How does RDS handle read scaling? (Hint: Not very well) 
* Can you do zero-downtime maintenance with RDS? (Hint: No) 
* Is RDS cheaper? (Hint: No, not really)
High Noon at AWS — Amazon RDS versus Continuent Tungsten with MySQL on AWS EC2.

Friday, June 2, 2017

New Continuent Webinar Wednesdays and Training Tuesdays

We are just starting to get into the swing of setting up our new training and webinar schedule. 
Initially, there will be one Webinar session (typically on a Wednesday) and one training session (on a Tuesday) every week from now. We'll be covering a variety of different topics at each. 
Typically our webinars will be about products and features, comparisons to other products, mixed in with product news (new releases, new features) and individual sessions based on what is going on at Continuent and the market in general. 
Our training, by comparison, is going to be a hands-on, step-by-step sequence covering all of the different areas of our product. So we'll cover everything from the basics of how the products work, how to deploy them, typical functionality (switching, start/stop, etc), and troubleshooting. 
All of the sessions are going to be recorded and we'll produce a suitable archive page so that you can go and view the past sessions. Need a refresher on re-provisioning a node in your cluster? There's going to be a video for it and documentation to back it up. 
Our first webinar is actually next Thursday (the Wednesday rule wouldn't be a good one without an exception) and is all about MySQL Multi-Site/Multi-Master Done Right: 
In this webinar, we discuss what makes Tungsten Clustering better than other alternatives (AWS RDS, Galera, MySQL InnoDB Cluster, and XtraDBCluster), especially for geographically distributed multi-site deployments, both for disaster recovery and multi-site/multi-master needs.

If you want to attend, please go ahead and register using this link: http://go.continuent.com/n0JI04Q03EAV0RD0i000Vo4
Keep your eyes peeled for the other upcoming sessions. More details soon.