Oracle Data Replication With SQDR

Overview

Oracle Data Replication with SQDR replicates data in real-time from Oracle to other relational databases, the cloud, and Big Data stores. SQDR utilizes log-based change data capture to minimize latency, maximize scalability, ensure accuracy, and optimize performance, making it one of the most powerful data integration tools available today. In addition to Oracle, SQDR supports popular data stores including IBM DB2, Microsoft Sequel Server, MySQL, Informix, Big Data platforms, and more.

Why Replicate?

The short answer is simple: data availability. Information is the lifeblood of modern business and replication ensures that accurate, current data flows freely across an organization. Efficiently sharing data optimizes reporting, analysis, app development, high availability, and other mission-critical functions.

SQDR excels in heterogenous environments, seamlessly replicating Oracle-originated data into other data stores at latencies of less than one second. As such, IT professionals can utilize the unique characteristics of non-Oracle data stores with up-to-date Oracle data.

Here are the most common ways that SQDR clients leverage our data replication solution to improve performance, reduce costs, and minimize risk:

  1. Reducing Load on Legacy Systems
    Reporting on legacy Oracle databases tends to either reduce performance or require expensive hardware upgrades to offset those performance reductions. As such, many organizations offload their reporting to a data store that scales more cost-effectively such as Microsoft SQL Server.
  2. Zero Downtime Cloud Migrations
    Companies are increasingly migrating to Azure, Amazon Web Services, and private clouds. However, maintaining data integrity and preventing interruption of mission-critical functions during the migration can be a major obstacle.  Real-time data replication solves this by creating a parallel environment so that an IT professional can test the migration thoroughly before permanently shifting to the cloud.
  3. Big Data & Business Intelligence
    Big Data platforms such as Cloudera or Hortonworks offer powerful new business intelligence capabilities that Oracle does not. SQDR replicates Oracle to Kafka to make accurate, up-to-date data available to Big Data platforms, unlocking the potential of these powerful new data stores.
  4. Application Development & Application Refactoring
    Many organizations find developing applications using Oracle to be challenging. SQDR customers often use replication to move data to a more desirable application development environment or to refactor existing applications.
  5. High Availability & Warm Backups
    High availability and warm backups minimize or eliminate downtime in a disaster scenario. Data replication with SQDR is ideal for for either technique as it:
    a) stores a unified copy of data on the intermediate server where replication is performed
    b) enables the real-time mirroring necessary for creating warm and hot backup servers
    c) automatically detects loss of connectivity and restores data replication as soon as the source and destination servers come back online

More Information
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