Sybase reduces database downtime risk

Sybase has released the latest version of Replication Server, 12.6, which aims to reduce the risk of database downtime by setting...

Sybase has released the latest version of Replication Server, 12.6, which aims to reduce the risk of database downtime by setting up redundant standby sites and synchronising data across heterogeneous database platforms.

The enhanced symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) support in Replication Server 12.6 is designed to maximise the use of hardware resources and give applications with a real-time data requirement the capability to handle high transaction volumes with low latency.

Sybase claimed Regulation Server allows organisations to achieve business continuity for "always available" systems, data migration, data and transaction synchronisation between the organisations and mobile users, and data mart and data warehouse population.

"In the wake of the power outage that affected the East Coast in the US and recent reports of natural disasters such as fires and hurricanes, companies are searching for technology solutions that promise to minimise downtime in the event of a disaster," says IDC analyst program director Carl Olofson.

"With replication technology such as Sybase Replication Server 12.6 the risks associated with the loss and downtime of critical business data should be minimised, in addition to allowing companies to leverage the disaster recovery site databases they create to generate reports, enhancing the return on their investment."

Replication Server's embedded database aims to make it much easier to manage and administer, reducing operational management costs and the expertise required to manage replication environments.

Replication Server 12.6 is designed to support high availability by propagating data to multiple locations for disaster recovery and a faster return to full deployment. It also supports very high uptimes without using a clustered database solution to reduce maintenance overhead.

It also offers customers the flexibility to move and synchronise data bi-directionally across heterogeneous database platforms including, Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, Oracle, IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server.

"Sybase Replication Server gives companies the ability to maintain constant uptime and manage high-volume database loads more efficiently," says Tahzier Isaacs, marketing manager at Sybase.

"Companies have the ability to move and synchronise data from other applications when and where it is needed. Replication Server is an important component of our Unwired Enterprise solutions, which help organisations to manage data for maximum value, and mobilise for access any time, anywhere."

Written by Computing SA staff

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