Robert Hodges

CEO, Continuent

Robert has over 30 years of experience in database and application engineering. Prior to Continuent, he worked on object-relational databases and transaction processing at Sybase. He also held senior engineering positions at Portera and Exigen Group, where he designed and operated software-as-a-service applications. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.


Integrating MySQL's reliable transaction processing with a capable data warehouse is a best practice that gives users timely and comprehensive insight into business data. In this talk we will explain how data warehouses work and why you need one. We will next survey the classes of data warehouse products that you can combine with MySQL, such as Oracle, Vertica, InfiniDB, Hadoop, and NoSQL... [read more]

Cross-site databases are the next challenge facing today's MySQL-based businesses. Continuent Tungsten provides multiple options for spreading data across sites, including primary/DR, multi-master, and system-of-record approaches. Learn how Continuent Tungsten enables replication, failover, and routing of transactions between sites.

We cover the following topics:

• Introduction... [read more]

The pundits said MySQL was on the ropes after the Oracle acquisition in 2009. Far from it! Thanks to a burst of innovation and three popular builds, MySQL is an even safer bet to build 24x7 transaction processing systems. But how do you handle requirements to spread data across regions or add real-time analytics? How do you scale up to Big Data on cloud platforms? At Continuent we believe the... [read more]