Tungsten Replicator won O'Reilly Application of the Year at the 2011 O'Reilly MySQL Conference, together with Percona's XtraBackup. Giuseppe Maxia also received an award for Community Contributor of the Year. Having now worked with Giuseppe for almost half a year I know from personal experience his reward is truly deserved. All in all we had a very good week, especially since the replicator award was a complete surprise.
Things were so busy during and after the MySQL conference it was difficult to write a timely thank-you note. I hope it's not too late to thank the committee now for both awards.
More importantly, I would like to thank the MySQL community as a whole. Replicated data is the lifeblood of MySQL applications. There has been a long history of innovation both within the MySQL engineering team as well as the community as a whole. Working on replication for MySQL is a bit like building cars to operate on the German Autobahn. If you can compete here you can compete anywhere.
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