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The key needs of SaaS vendors include:
i) managing multi-tenant architectures with shared DBMS, ii) maintaining customer SLAs for uptime and performance and iii) optimized, efficient operations.
The key benefits Continuent Tungsten offers SaaS vendors are:
i) high availability and protection from data loss, ii) simple, efficient cluster management and iii) enable complex database topologies.
Tungsten offers high-availability, database cluster management and management of complex topologies for multi-tenant architectures.
Tungsten high availability and data protection features include maintaining live copies with data consistency checking and tightly coupled backup/restore integration with cluster management tools.
Tungsten cluster management allows SaaS vendors to migrate customers and perform system upgrades without downtime, thus enabling these maintenance operations during normal business hours.
Tungsten also enables complex replication topologies, including data filtering and data archiving strategies, maintaining extra data copies for data-marts, routing different customers to different DBMS copies, and providing cross-site multi-master replication.