Alternative MySQL and MariaDB Clustering Solutions: 'High Noon' Competitor Comparisons

Tungsten Clustering vs. Alternative MySQL Clustering Solutions - in the Cloud, Hybrid-Cloud, On-Prem

Why do Continuent customers say year after year that Tungsten Clustering is a better and more cost-effective MySQL HA/DR/Geo-Scale clustering and replication technology compared to alternatives - such as Amazon Aurora for MySQL, Galera Cluster and host of others?

We have put together a comprehensive comparison of MySQL clustering alternatives so you can learn about the pros and cons and make an informed decision about what’s best for your needs and environment!

In this ‘High Noon’ competitive comparison series we have each solution covered on its own web page, blog and webinar.  We will start with Amazon Aurora, then challenge Galera Cluster the following week, and the rest during the next few weeks.

Unbiased Comparisons?

Hardly completely unbiased - but, to the best of our knowledge, yes. There is no need to hype Continuent solutions - our near 100% customer satisfaction speaks for itself.

Our goal is to lay it out as we learned from first-hand experience, cost-effectively safeguarding business-critical applications and billions of dollars in annual revenue since 2004. Also, as a commercial supporter of the open source ecosystem, we aim to be a resource so everyone may get the best out of native MySQL, MariaDB and Percona MySQL.

So, if you find anything objectionable in our comparisons, please send us a note! We are more than happy to update our comparison tables and conclusions.

Tungsten Clustering for Continuous MySQL Operations

The Tungsten Clustering product family is the only complete, fully-integrated (proxy, cluster manager, and replication in one tightly integrated solution), fully-tested MySQL HA, DR and geo-clustering solution running on-premises and in the cloud combined with industry-best, and fastest, 24/7 support for business-critical MySQL, MariaDB, & Percona Server applications.

Tungsten Clustering includes three distinct topologies - please reach out to learn more about the differences and find out which suits your needs best:

  • Tungsten Cluster — for standalone MySQL HA clusters
  • Tungsten Cluster+ active/passive — for managed, cross-site MySQL HA/DR and Geo-Scale
  • Tungsten Cluster+ active/active — for MySQL Geo-Scale with local updates

Who Uses Tungsten Cluster?

Typical Tungsten Cluster customers are SaaS, e-commerce, financial services, gaming and telco companies using MySQL, MariaDB, or Percona Server for MySQL and Continuent to cost-effectively safeguard business-critical applications and billions of dollars in annual revenue.

Companies such as Adobe, CARFAX, Garmin, Modernizing Medicine, Net-a-Porter, Riot Games, and Vonage, and many more trust our customer support and software in order to achieve continuous operations for their business-critical MySQL applications with zero downtime.

Please read about Tungsten Clustering here, and why our customers choose us here. Follow us on Linkedin and Twitter, and reach out to start a conversation!

About the Author

Eero Teerikorpi
Founder and CEO

The founder of Continuent is a 7-time serial entrepreneur who has more than 30 years of high-tech management and enterprise software experience. Eero has been in the MySQL marketplace virtually since day one, from the early 2000s. Eero has held top management positions at various cross-Atlantic entities (CEO at Alcom Corporation, President at Capslock, Executive Board Member at Esker S.A.) Eero started his career as a Product Manager at Apple Computer in Finland in the mid-80s. Eero also owns and manages a boutique NOET Vineyards producing high-quality dry-farmed Cabernet Sauvignon.

Eero is a former Navy officer and still an avid sailor on San Francisco Bay and around the world. Eero is a very active sportsman: a 4+ tennis player, a rookie golfer, a very careful mountain biker, and an experienced (40+ years) skier, both slalom and cross-country.

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