Dell Software’s latest release of SharePlex, a data replication solution, has added support for near real-time data integration to drive improved data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics. SharePlex, which has a heritage as an Oracle-to-Oracle data replication solution, now enables customers to replicate Oracle data using CDC to other databases, including structured databases such as SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Netezza, and Teradata, as well as emerging unstructured databases such as Hadoop and Greenplum.
The new release, SharePlex 8.0, aims to help customers address the challenges posed by the ongoing expansion of structured and unstructured databases which are adding complexity to their IT environments as well as the need to better manage data across heterogeneous environments. Evolving SharePlex beyond its traditional role as an Oracle-to-Oracle replication solution, Dell is helping customers keep up with the demands of managing increasingly diverse database environments.
Replacing traditional data extraction with CDC, in which only data that has changed in the data sources is moved to the transfer and load components of the data aggregation process, SharePlex replication now results in lower overhead and greater speed. It also facilitates better business intelligence and analytics by ensuring that only the most recent, most relevant data is analyzed.
With this release, SharePlex also adds new support for Oracle advanced security features including Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), and Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC), which provides extended Oracle compression on Exadata platforms. TDE enables organizations to protect sensitive data by encrypting it, while HCC addresses expensive Exadata storage costs by enabling organizations to store more data on faster disks to maximize storage space and performance.
SharePlex 8.0 is available with perpetual and flexible term licensing for Oracle Enterprise Edition, as well as cost-effective pricing for Oracle Standard Edition.