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No discussion of the Red Hat Summit 2014 would be complete without some discussion of Apache Hadoop. The happy elephant has now been pushing data for close to a decade, its distributed file system (HDFS) setting the tone for support of modern-day, highly distributed and very large databases in the cloud. So I was pleased to have Robert Hodges, CEO of Hadoop-focused Continuent Tungsten, answer a few questions about his company's world.
The 451 Take: Continuent targets Hadoop for database replication expansion with Tungsten Replicator 3.0
Continuent has launched version 3.0 of its Tungsten Replicator data replication software, adding the Apache Hadoop data-processing framework to its list of supported data platforms. The latest version enables users to replicate data from MySQL variants or Oracle Database to Hadoop, including continuous replication of transactional data in combination with the Apache Sqoop bulk data transfer project.
The 451 Take:
While every data management vendor has some form of Hadoop integration story, Continuent's sponsored development project means that it does not add support for new data platforms for the sake of fashion or experimental whimsy, but in response to a specific customer problem. That means that other development projects can get pushed to the side (such as Tungsten Data Fabric, which we had previously voiced our approval of). We also see the potential for replication to Hadoop, however, particularly as a complement to Apache Sqoop, which is widely adopted for bulk loading but does not cut it when it comes to incremental updates from operational databases.
The need for database replication in multiple environments–including Hadoop–is ultra-important to data extraction and analytics in the Big Data world. Continuent's seamless replication on open source software allows organizations to work with zero down-time, utilize automatic failover, and have a disaster recovery system in place. William Wallace from insideBIGDATA caught up with Robert Hodges, CEO of Continuent, to learn more.
Recognizing that fast decision-making depends on real-time data movement, Continuent, a provider of open source database clustering and replication solutions, announced the availability of version 3.0 of its Tungsten Replicator.
Hadoop is changing the landscape of data management by providing a central data hub that receives data from across the business. Tungsten Replicator is a progressive, open-source replication solution for Hadoop, as well as a high performance, open source, data replication engine for MySQL and Oracle, and a key part of Continuent Tungsten. With Tungsten Replicator, data can be quickly and flexibly moved out of operational databases into Hadoop.
At last week's PerconaLive event, SiliconANGLE's theCUBE welcomed Robert Hodges for his first appearance to discuss how the company he helms as CEO, Continuent, has been working with the MySQL community to affect better and more effective clustering and replication solutions for larger companies that employ the open source database.
Principal research coordinator at Wikibon, Jeff Kelly asked Hodges to give his thoughts on just where MySQL fits into the current database paradigm. "It is the premier online transaction processing platform," Hodges replied. "We are looking at emergent databases like Mongo and Cassandra. But MySQL is still in the running and very vibrant."
Jeff Frick, General Manager of SiliconANGLE's theCUBE turned the conversation toward Hadoop, noting an increase in coverage for the analytics platform recently. "Tell us about the Hadoop buzz and where MySQL fits in."