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Continuent Expands Tungsten Replicator Certifications

Continuent, Inc., a provider of open source database clustering and replication solutions, announced that the latest release of Tungsten Replicator, version 3.0, has been certified by Cloudera. Tungsten Replicator 3.0 enables organizations to replicate transactions from operational database systems such as MySQL, MariaDB and Oracle to Cloudera Enterprise 5 in real-time.

Continuent says this latest certification on Cloudera Enterprise 5 assures customers that moving the data into Cloudera does not affect the operational capability or stability of operational database systems or Cloudera environments, which it says is critical for customers to be able to trust the quality of the data and the replication process itself.

Database Trends and Applications [May 12, 2014]

“Setup and Operate” Webinar Series

Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of open source database clustering and replication solutions today announced a comprehensive, four part Tungsten University webinar series that is designed to help organizations fully leverage the Continuent Tungsten solution.

These complimentary courses will explore important details of clustering and replication that will help users understand how to get started with Continuent Tungsten.

BusinessWire [May 12, 2014]

Continuent Delivers Real-Time Data to Cloudera

Tungsten Replicator 3.0 has been certified by Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop. Continuent Tungsten Replicator 3.0 enables organizations to quickly and easily replicate transactions from operational database systems such as MySQL, MariaDB and Oracle® to Cloudera Enterprise 5 in continuous real-time.

Dataversity [May 7, 2014]

Hadoop Moving More Toward Real-Time; Interview with Continuent CEO Robert Hodges

No discussion of the Red Hat Summit 2014 would be complete without some discussion of Apache Hadoop. The happy elephant has now been pushing data for close to a decade, its distributed file system (HDFS) setting the tone for support of modern-day, highly distributed and very large databases in the cloud. So I was pleased to have Robert Hodges, CEO of Hadoop-focused Continuent Tungsten, answer a few questions about his company's world.

Read the interview here [Cloud Computing Journal, April 19, 2014]

The 451 Take: Continuent targets Hadoop for database replication expansion with Tungsten Replicator 3.0

Continuent has launched version 3.0 of its Tungsten Replicator data replication software, adding the Apache Hadoop data-processing framework to its list of supported data platforms. The latest version enables users to replicate data from MySQL variants or Oracle Database to Hadoop, including continuous replication of transactional data in combination with the Apache Sqoop bulk data transfer project.

The 451 Take:

While every data management vendor has some form of Hadoop integration story, Continuent's sponsored development project means that it does not add support for new data platforms for the sake of fashion or experimental whimsy, but in response to a specific customer problem. That means that other development projects can get pushed to the side (such as Tungsten Data Fabric, which we had previously voiced our approval of). We also see the potential for replication to Hadoop, however, particularly as a complement to Apache Sqoop, which is widely adopted for bulk loading but does not cut it when it comes to incremental updates from operational databases.

View the full report by 451 Research [April 14, 2014]