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Stir Trek 2015

Stir Trek

This was JumpMind's first time attending the Stir Trek conference held in Columbus, OH. The conference had a reputation of selling out quickly and established itself as a well known developer conference right here in the midwest. The one day event is also unique compared to other conferences that makes it much more available to developers with such busy schedules. The Avengers theme also contributed to several costumes surfacing in the crowd, including a full replica, Captain America. The precursor to the conference consisted of a game night followed up with a finale event of the new movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron to all that attended.

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Keeping Firebird Generators up to Date in your DR Database

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SymmetricDS can be used to replicate Firebird databases to the cloud for Disaster Recovery. Setup is fairly straightforward. Select the tables you want to sync and the direction you want to sync them and, voilà, you have a backup database. While this is all well and good, if the database relies on id generators for primary key generation, then when failing over to the slave database you will probably end up with generators that no longer reflect the next value to insert.

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Permissions

All SymmetricDS synchronization configurations require database connectivity. As a result questions often arise around the topic of database permissions. Specifically what permissions are required for the SymmetricDS user and do the SymmetricDS tables need to run in the same catalog or schema as the tables to be synchronized.

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"Hands Off" Recovery

Anyone who has been on a night time support rotation can relate to the 3 AM phone call that gets you groggily out of bed, has you fixing some simple, but important problem, and then leaves you staring at the ceiling by 4 AM wondering if you should just go into work, because you know you aren't getting back to sleep. All of the engineers in our office have been there, done that, and didn't like it very much. That's one of the reasons we focus so much on resilient operations for SymmetricDS including our "Hands Off" Recovery of data synchronization. "Hands Off" recovery is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. SymmetricDS has been built from the ground up to recover and keep databases in sync without manual intervention any time it possibly can.

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Top 3 Ways to be the Best Support Customer

At JumpMind we provide support services for a wide variety of customers across many industries. We enjoy working with our customers, learning about their synchronization scenarios, and answering any questions they may have. In all of our interactions, we've found that some customers have a real knack for making it easy to help them, while it's not as intuitive to others. In that spirit, here's JumpMind's top 3 ways to help us help you.

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JumpMind : The Pi in the Sky

We were talking about Pi Day here at the JumpMind office which led us to reflect a bit on our roots. From the beginning, the SymmetricDS default port number has been 31415. Reflecting on that, we realized that most people might not know the history of JumpMind and SymmetricDS.

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Data Normalization using Transformations

When integrating data from one database to another, sometimes the schemas are not the same. JumpMind has come across a number of projects where there was a need to transform a very denormalized database into more of a canonical or normal form.

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