Clustering for the Masses - A Gentle Introduction to Tungsten for MySQL

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Master/slave clustering is nothing new for MySQL users. What’s new is a way to make such clusters easily manageable, handle important tasks like backup and restore, and allow applications to find databases easily without extra client logic. Tungsten does all of this and more. Tungsten is open source and free to download and use.

In this presentation we will introduce Tungsten and show how it works. We will then cover how to make Tungsten work for you, including the following topics:

  • Installing Tungsten on your system
  • Configuring backup and restore.
  • Managing databases easily using distributed commands
  • Connecting applications to databases without muss or fuss
  • Handling database failures and maintenance
  • Data filters and other cool replication extensions
  • Where to get help

Tungsten has come a long way in the last year and has an increasing number of production deployments throughout the world. We hope this talk will allow you to join the fun.

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Robert Hodges

Robert Hodges is CTO of Continent, Inc., a leading provider of clustering solutions for open source databases. He has over 25 years of experience in database and application development. Robert has worked on cutting edge software for DBMS vendors, including reliable messaging, development tools, and object-relational databases. He has also built and operated enterprise web applications that support thousands of users.

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