2024 VIEW FROM THE TOP: Continuent

MySQL Innovations by Continuent

Continuent, the MySQL Availability company, offers value-added high-availability, disaster recovery, and geo-scaling solutions for MySQL. Continuent is a trailblazer for MySQL innovation, especially around application connectivity (proxies), data replication, and cluster management.

The list of ‘MySQL Firsts’—unique innovations that Continuent introduced for MySQL based deployments—includes, but is not limited to:

  • Automatic MySQL Failover since 2002. Continuent solutions provide cluster orchestration, cluster management, and automatic primary database failover.
  • MySQL proxy in 2004. Continuent published the first MySQL proxy, Myosotis, as an open-source project. That effort has evolved into the Tungsten Connector, the key component of a Tungsten Cluster.
  • Seamless failover on the application connectivity side. During a Primary failover, the Tungsten Connector suspends the application connections until a new Primary is ready.
  • Tungsten Connector is the first and only Intelligent MySQL proxy with Smart-Scale, which allows advanced update-based routing of reads using both Primary and Secondary databases.
  • Tungsten Replicator introduced Global Transaction IDs for MySQL in 2009. With GTID-based replication, servers can easily identify which transactions have been applied and which are pending replication.
  • Tungsten Replicator replicates between any MySQL version. It is the first and only MySQL replication solution for up- and down-version replication.
  • The first MySQL parallel replication solution since 2010. For the highest performance MySQL replication, the Parallel Applier is a must.
  • The first online MySQL schema changes without downtime. Easily apply schema changes to Secondaries to prevent locking issues on the Primary.
  • The first replication tool to employ advanced replication filters since 2011. Replication filters allow selective replication of schemas and tables, as well as other criteria for event filtering.

Continuent is a trusted party for many large SaaS, e-commerce, financial services, and telco providers relying on Continuent’s business critical 24/7/365 continuous availability solutions!