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Mastering Continuent Clustering Series: Connection Handling in the Tungsten Connector

In this blog post, we talk about how query connections are handled by the Tungsten Connector, especially read-only connections.

There are multiple ways to configure session handling in the Connector. The three main modes are Bridge, Proxy/Direct and Proxy/SmartScale.

In Bridge mode, the data source to connect to is chosen ONCE for the lifetime of the connection, which means that the selection of a different node will only happen if a NEW connection is opened through the Connector.

So if your application reuses its connections, all traffic sent through that session will continue to land on the selected read slave, i.e., when using connection pooling.

http://docs.continuent.com/tungsten-clustering-6.0/connector-bridgemode.html

The key difference is in how the slave latency checking is handled: …

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Mastering Continuent Clustering Series: Global Clustering with Active/Active Meshed Replication

Did you know that Continuent Clustering supports having clusters at multiple sites world-wide with active-active replication meshing them together?

Not only that, but we support a flexible hybrid model that allows for a blended architecture using any combination of node types. So mix-and-match your highly available database layer on bare metal, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud, VMware, etc.

The possibilities are endless, as is the business value. This strong topology allows you to have all the benefits of high availability with local reads and writes, while spreading that data globally to be accessible in all regions. Latency is limited only by the WAN link and the speed of the target node.

This aligns perfectly with the distributed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model where customers and data span the globe. Applications have access to ALL the …

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Mastering Continuent Clustering Series: Tuning for High-Latency Links

What if I want the cluster to be less sensitive to network, especially WAN latency?

Continuent Clustering supports having clusters at multiple sites with active-active replication meshing them together.

This is extraordinarily powerful, yet at times high network latency can make it harder for messaging between the sites to arrive in a timely manner.

This is evidenced by seeing the following in the Manager log files named tmsvc.log:

2018/07/08 16:51:05 | db3 |  INFO [Rule_0604$u58$_DETECT_UNREACHABLE_REMOTE_SERVICE1555959201] - CONSEQUENCE: [Sun Jul 08 16:51:04 UTC 2018] CLUSTER global/omega(state=UNREACHABLE)
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2018/07/08 16:51:42 | db3 |  INFO [Rule_2025$u58$_REPORT_COMPONENT_STATE_TRANSITIONS1542395297] - CLUSTER 'omega@global' STATE TRANSITION UNREACHABLE => ONLINE

The delta is 37 seconds in the above example between state=UNREACHABLE and UNREACHABLE => ONLINE

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Recommended fix for MySQL Checker Query Script for Tungsten Clustering

We have identified an issue in a script that is executed as part of the Tungsten Clustering solution. The script itself executes a small query against the internal tables used by the replicator in order to help identify the current status and latency of the replication process. We believe this script may occasionally fail under some very specific conditions, which would not normally be an issue, but the knock on effect is to create Out of Memory errors and instability in the way identifying the current replication state is handled.

The issue has been fixed in the upcoming 6.0.1 and 5.3.2 releases, but we have identified that customers on versions of the Tungsten Clustering solution from v4.0 upwards would benefit from using an updated version of the script.

If you are using Tungsten Clustering 4.x or higher, it is recommended that you apply this patch to improve the stability of your clustering …

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End of an Era: Neither MC nor Continuent Attending Percona Live

Continuent have been a long term sponsor of the Percona Live conference, and the MySQL conference as it was before that, for many years. We have attended the conference both as a Diamond sponsor, and members of our staff attending and presenting our products and experience at the conference.

The nature of these conferences always changes over time, and we have seen over the last few years how the Percona Live conference has moved from being a pure MySQL conference to an open source database conference. Although Continuent continue to provide open source software and integrate with many open source databases, our core operation still revolves around MySQL clustering and replication for MySQL and Oracle.

Continuent is also evolving and changing and we are increasingly deploying and moving towards pure cloud-based environments, building and developing products that are used on the cloud or …

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Product Management Newsletter January 2018

 

Welcome to the January 2018 Continuent Product Management newsletter. It’s the start of the year, and so a good opportunity to look forward, as well as back a little to see how we did. Let’s start with the immediate future first.

  • Tungsten Clustering 6.0 is Coming!
  • Tungsten Replicator 6.0 is Also Coming!
  • Looking at the Year Ahead
  • Tungsten Backup, Tungsten Connector
  • Tungsten GUI
  • End-of-Life Policy
  • Release Schedule
  • Internal Tweaks

Tungsten Clustering 6.0 is Coming!

The development and restructuring of the product has taken a year to come to fruition, as there are quite a lot of different components, but the new version of Tungsten Clustering 6.0 is due out in February and we’re really pleased with the result.

The focus of this release of the product is to unify the components that previously …

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Continuent Road Map: One year after restart… Where next?

You may know Continuent Tungsten for our highly advanced MySQL replication tool, Tungsten Replicator, and for our state-of-the-art MySQL clustering solution, Tungsten Clustering. Our solutions are used by leading SaaS vendors, e-commerce, financial services and telco customers.

But there are more, many more, Tungsten deployments out there. Tungsten Replicator can be used for real-time data

MySQL native replication vs. Continuent Tungsten. Webinar Wed 10/11
Keynote and Session at Percona Live Dublin 2017

On Sunday I will travel over to Dublin for Percona Live 2017.

I have two sessions, a keynote on the Wednesday morning where I’ll be talking about all the fun new stuff we have planned at Continuent and some new directions we’re working on.

I also have a more detailed session on our new appliers for Kafka, Elasticsearch and Cassandra, that’s Tuesday morning.

If you haven’t already booked to come along, feel free to use the discount code SeeMeSpeakPLE17 which will get you 15% off!

New Webinar: Tungsten Connector – The Secret Behind Zero-Downtime Maintenance and Multi-Site Clusters
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