Our goal at Continuent is to be the go-to guys for database scale-out. Last Thursday we opened up a new community site for scale-out software at http://community.continuent.com. The site is driven by Joomla and has a number of very nice additions like Fireboard Forums and Mediawikis for each project. The first day or two was a bit bumpy as we nailed down some final issues, but most features are now working. We hope the result will be a nice place to meet other people who are interested in database scale-out and share ideas as well as software.
As you will see when visiting the community site, we have a variety of projects that we collectively call the Tungsten Scale-Out Stack. We have had this idea for a while now that it's not enough to have just one or two singing and dancing products--that's too narrow to solve scale-out problems. Instead you want a set of technologies that combine to create a wide variety of solutions.
Our effort last week included posting initial code for the Tungsten Replicator. We are actively testing, fixing bugs, and adding more features. However, there are a number of other projects on the site. I will talk about them on this blog in the future as each one is quite interesting.
Meanwhile, if you have a project that you might like to post on our site, let me know. We are actively looking for scale-out technology for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and commercial databases like Oracle. Just post on the end of this blog and I will see it.
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