Sybase has introduced a new version of Sybase Replication Server, Sybase's database replication product, which supports change data capture, data distribution and synchronization of data across heterogeneous database environments for real-time analytics, reporting, distributed operations and disaster recovery.
"It's all about performance and moving data effectively faster," David Jonker, group manager, product marketing for data management and replication products at Sybase, tells 5 Minute Briefing. Among the major elements in the new release, says Jonker, are real-time loading into Sybase IQ, advanced technology for dealing with high-volume transaction replication, and improved performance as it relates to moving data in and out of Oracle, IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server databases. The new release also enables ASE on-disk databases to be replicated to ASE in-memory databases.
Sybase Replication Server introduces the Real-Time Loading Edition for rapid loading of transactional data from Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) into the Sybase IQ analytics server. According to Sybase, this enables enterprises operating in markets where seconds and minutes make the difference between profit and loss to now have near-instantaneous access to operational data from their business intelligence tools, enabling real-time decision making.
Additionally, with this latest release, Sybase says it is the only company to provide patent-pending High Volume Adaptive Replication (HVAR) technology, which utilizes an optimization technique to intelligently analyze rapidly changing data and deliver only final outcomes. The result, according to Sybase, is dramatically higher performance compared to existing replication methods. Combined with parallel Data Server Interfaces, enterprises can reduce the time to replicate extremely high volumes of data from hours down to minutes or seconds.
The new release also offers new heterogeneous capabilities - improving performance in heterogeneous database environments operating Sybase ASE, Oracle, IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server database servers, with parallel Data Server Interface (DSI). Enterprises can also now maintain warm standby applications for Oracle databases.
Sybase Replication Server 15.5 is currently available. For more information, go here.