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Watch the Webinar Replay: How to build a $10M SaaS business into a $6B Unicorn with MySQL and Continuent Tungsten

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for this webinar hosted by Database Trends & Technologies (DBTA) and presented by Continuent CEO Eero Teerikorpi. The replay is now available to watch:

How to build a $10M SaaS business into a $6B Unicorn with MySQL and Continuent Tungsten

In this webinar, Eero walks us through the 10-year story of a marketing analytics SaaS, which grew with help from MySQL and Continuent from $10M to be a $6B behemoth: a real SaaS unicorn; and covers a number of related use cases also.

SaaS has emerged as the best way to deliver software, and SaaS solutions, at their best, …

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London Trip! Continuent Tungsten Solutions Training

Last week I completed the Continuent Tungsten Solutions Training in London!

I spent two full days with eight of our customers and our host Chris Parker, one of Continuent’s Customer Success Directors, listening and learning, doing exercises, and getting to know a range of DBAs and System Engineers working in industries like telecom and e-commerce!

Chris did an incredible job guiding us and fielding questions on MySQL database management with Tungsten Clustering – I feel so lucky I got to do this – it was so fun!!

First we went through an install of a simple three-node cluster using allotted AWS ec2 instances. We created the directories and database users and got the Tungsten …

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Watch the New Webinar: An Introduction to Database Proxies (for MySQL)

As hinted at earlier this month, we’re happy to announce our latest on-demand webinar:
An Introduction to Database Proxies (for MySQL)

In this webinar, Gilles Rayrat, our VP of Engineering and database proxies guru, shares some of his knowledge on the world of database proxies, how they work, why they’re important and what to use them for.

Starting with a simple database connectivity scenario, Gilles builds up the content by discussing clustered databases and what happens in the case of a failure through to explaining the important role database proxies play; including a more in-depth look into some advanced database connectivity setups and proxies functionalities.

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Paving the Way for Continuous MySQL Operations

Our team has continued to pave the way for Continuous MySQL Operations this year with our Continuent Tungsten products: Tungsten Clustering and Tungsten Replicator.

And we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all – our customers, partners, followers and colleagues – for your support in 2019, and celebrate some of our successes with you…

2019 Continuent Momentum Highlights

  • Launched three new Tungsten Clustering & Tungsten Replicator releases
  • Introduced the new Tungsten Replicator (AMI) on the Amazon Marketplace
  • Were named a 2020 Top Trending Product by Database Trends & Applications Magazine

2019 Continuent Customer Highlights

  • 100%: Customer Satisfaction during the most recent customer survey
  • 97.5%: our …
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Remote DBA for Drizzle

This morning at the MySQL User Conference and Expo, we’re excited to be included in Brian Aker’s keynote “The State of Drizzle” as one of the first organization to offer support for Drizzle now that it has reached GA with the release of Drizzle 7.  Brian Aker is the CTO of Data Differential and is the lead developer for the Drizzle Project.

Blue Gecko will offer operational support via our remote DBA model for Drizzle environments in the same manner and with the same stellar support team as has grown to support MySQL since we added service for it in 2003.  Our team can augment a company’s operational DBAs or can help a small installation move from a developer managed database to a more scalable 24×7 follow the sun operational model.  We provide operational remote DBA support to organizations from the startup to divisions of Fortune 500 …

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Patrick Galbraith named Oracle ACE!

A big congratulations to our very own Patrick Galbraith, who has just been recognized as an Oracle Ace for MySQL!  In addition to being an absolute MySQL rock star, in his “spare time” he maintains DBD::mysql, DBD::drizzle, FederatedX storage engine and the Memcached Functions for MySQL. He has just authored “Developing Web Applications using Perl, Memcached, MySQL, and Apache”.

Patrick joined Blue Gecko in 2010 and has been nothing short of spectacular, navigating customers through an unbelievably varied word of LAMP challenges that go far beyond even the most liberal definitions of “remote DBA.”  one of the most truly service-oriented technical people I’ve had the privilege of working with and just a cool guy to meet, the award couldn’t be more well-deserved.

Congrats again, Patrick!!

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2011 MySQL community dinner (west) at the O’Reilly MySQL Conference

This year’s facts:
What: MySQL community dinner (west)
Who: me, you, and many MySQL community members
When: Monday, April 11th – Meet at 6:30 at the Hyatt Santa Clara or at 7 pm at the restaurant
Where: Pedro’s Restaurant and Cantina – 3935 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054
How: Please RSVP and share this invitation with the community.

I was sad that last year I missed the community dinner that Sheeri hosted.  Since she’s going to be in Orlando at Collaborate, I’d like to host a MySQL community dinner (west). Just as last year this will be a community (pay-your-own-way) dinner on Monday, April 11th, at Pedro’s – a Mexican restaurant that has …

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Blue Gecko is an official Drizzle sponsor

We’re pleased to announce that Blue Gecko is providing hosting and some technical support for Drizzle!  Drizzle is a community-driven project based on the popular MySQL DBMS that is focused on MySQL’s original goals of ease-of-use, reliability and performance.  For more information go to http://drizzle.org.

Related posts:

  1. DBD::drizzle .301 released
  2. Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, and Drizzle. oh my.
  3. Blue Gecko acquires ORA-600 Consulting
Blue Gecko named Amazon Web Services partner

Blue Gecko has been officially recognized as an Amazon Web Services partner!  Blue Gecko was an early adopter of the AWS platform for databases and database-backed applications. By deploying Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite and MySQL infrastructures in the cloud, Blue Gecko leverages AWS to substantially improve customer IT flexibility and reduce costs. Blue Gecko can provide a variety of cloud-related services:

Oracle Databases

  • Deploy Data Guard on AWS for disaster recovery of conventionally-hosted infrastructure
  • Design end-to-end AWS-based Oracle solutions
  • Rapidly deploy test environments in the AWS cloud

Oracle E-Business Suite

  • Instant On AWS-based Vision Demo environments
  • Deploy Data Guard on AWS for disaster recovery of conventionally-hosted infrastructure
  • Quickly scale E-Business Suite application components by deploying additional …
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