VMware, a cloud and virtualization software provider, has announced the acquisition of assets of database clustering and replication outfit, Continuent where the latter's team will join VMware's Hybrid Cloud Business Unit.
Ajay Patel, Vice President of Application-as-a-Service at VMware explains that combine wants, "to enhance Continuent's technology, integrating it within VMware vCloud Air our hybrid cloud service. We will also investigate expanding the integration to VMware's core Software-Defined Data Center products. These new VMware services and product capabilities will enhance our customers' ability to provide high availability, scale, and reliability for their relational databases and dependent applications."
A virtualization software company, VMware, virtualises infrastructure thus enabling simplifying IT complexity and helping streamline operations – from the data center to the cloud to mobile devices – which makes businesses become more agile, efficient and profitable.
On the other hand, Continuent helps enterprises run business-critical applications on cost-effective open source software, with an alleged customer base that includes innovative and successful organizations in the world, handling billions of transactions daily across a wide range of industries.
Both the companies intend to leverage such tech and customer array as VMware plans to continue offering Continuent Tungsten as an infrastructure agnostic hybrid solution. Continuent Tungsten enables customers to apply the essence of MySQL and a full range of data management systems including Hadoop, Oracle and Amazon Redshift, to deliver complete transaction processing and analytics.
Jamie Shepard the regional and health systems senior vice president at Lumenate, a Dallas-based VMware partner, pointed out that Tungsten is a cheaper alternative to Oracle's GoldenGate database replication product, reports CRN.
Targeting the needs of application owners directly, rather than selling to IT departments, opens up "an entirely new customer base within our customer base," explained Shepard.
The terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed.