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Continuent Announces New Tungsten Version

Posted on 2009-09-02

SAN JOSE, CA – September 1, 2009 – Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of solutions for backup, continuous data availability, advanced database replication and database performance scalability, today announced Continuent Tungsten 1.1 version.

Continuent Tungsten harnesses the power of advanced open source and commercial technologies to deliver data availability and database performance scalability solutions that are based on the Tungsten open source components, a unique collection of solutions for database scale-out. Continuent Tungsten offers SMB customers an easy to manage, dynamic database replication solution with automatic cluster management, high availability and scalability for MySQL®, PostgreSQL and Oracle®.

With Continuent’s Tungsten solutions you can improve your existing database with:

• No data loss: maintain extra replicas of data in a case the master database fails, with automatic master failover by promoting one of the slaves as a new master

• Performance: use multiple database replicas to scale database performance

• Backup and Disaster Recovery: copy data on multiple databases, local or remote, for backup and disaster recovery

• Real-time Data Warehousing: copy data in real-time from a production database into a data warehouse for analysis and reporting.

Continuent Tungsten Enterprise 1.1 introduces the following new core features:

• One-step installation and configuration process

• Fully automated database failover using sophisticated production rules

• Integrated, easy to use backup solution

• Unique session-consistency load balancing model

• Comprehensive database cluster management for database administration

• Ability to control operating system services from the cluster management console program.

Continuent Tungsten fully supports MySQL and MariaDB (a MySQL fork) and PostgreSQL. Support for Oracle database will be available in Q4 ’09.

Continuent Tungsten runs on all Linux™ and Solaris® platforms. The Continuent Tungsten Cloud Edition also runs in the Amazon EC2™ cloud through integration with RightScale®.

"Continuent Tungsten allows us to work with our customers to improve our product, instead of managing the infrastructure that it runs on. With a database cluster that works together and manages itself, I know that it will handle our availability and scalability requirements," said Jeff Mace, team leader at AetherQuest Solutions.

“Customers across industries around the world are flocking to open source software now more than ever," said Eero Teerikorpi, CEO of Continuent. "Continuent Tungsten is well-equipped to address the needs of these new users with a deep set of features and capabilities that allow them to implement simple, powerful and affordable data availability and database performance solutions. Customers can significantly lower their TCO on business and mission critical database applications using Tungsten and open source databases."

Continuent Tungsten Enterprise is available for Oracle in Q4’09. The pricing for Tungsten Easy HA and Tungsten Easy Scale solutions starts at $500 per month. For more information about Continuent and our involvement in the open source community, visit http://www.continuent.com.

About Continuent

Continuent, the world's leading provider of data availability and database performance scalability solutions, offers database high availability and incremental performance scaling using commodity hardware and databases. We provide continuous uptime so you can deliver business critical database applications with high data availability and accessibility. We also offer support, training and consulting services to our customers worldwide.

Continuent’s Tungsten solutions provide a unique collection of technologies for database scale-out. Tungsten stack is 100% open source. Tungsten is operating system independent and supports both commercial and open source databases including Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB™.

For more information about Continuent and our products, visit www.continuent.com.

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