Webinar Replay

MySQL HA/DR/Geo-Scale - High Noon #4: MS Azure Database MySQL


MS Azure Database for MySQL vs. Continuent Tungsten Clusters 

Building a Geo-Scale, Multi-Region and Highly Available MySQL Cloud Back-End

This is the fourth of our High Noon series covering MySQL clustering solutions for high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), and geographic distribution.

Azure Database for MySQL is a managed database cluster within Microsoft Azure Cloud that runs MySQL community edition. There are really two deployment options: “Single Server” and “Flexible Server (Preview).” We will look at the Flexible Server version, even though it is still preview, because most enterprise applications require failover, so this is the relevant comparison for Tungsten Clustering.

You may use Tungsten Clustering with native MySQL, MariaDB or Percona Server for MySQL in GCP, AWS, Azure, and/or on-premises data centers for better technological capabilities, control, and flexibility. But learn about the pros and cons!

Enjoy the webinar!


  • Goals for the High Noon Webinar Series
  • High Noon Series: Tungsten Clustering vs Others
  • Microsoft Azure Database for MySQL
    • Key Characteristics
    • Certification-based Replication
    • Azure MySQL Multi-Site Requirements
    • Limitations Using Azure MySQL
  • How to do better MySQL HA / DR / Geo-Scale?
  • Azure MySQL vs Tungsten Clustering
  • About Continuent & Its Solutions


Matthew Lang
Director of Customer Success, Continuent

Matthew has over 25 years of experience in database administration, database programming, and system architecture, including the creation of a database replication product that is still in use today. He has designed highly available, scaleable systems that have allowed startups to quickly become enterprise organizations, utilizing a variety of technologies including open source projects, virtualization and cloud.

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