Eric Long

Eric is a software developer and technology enthusiast with a background in developing custom applications for Information Technology. As a long-time Linux user, he strongly believes in open source. He focuses on product solutions and spreading the word for JumpMind.

Since the beginning of the SymmetricDS project, change data capture has been supported on Oracle and Oracle RAC. That's because Oracle is a popular database management system, ranking #1 on the DB-Engines Ranking for years. Recently, I helped deploy SymmetricDS in a unique application environment based on Oracle RAC, where it was challenged to keep up with bulk, concurrent changes. By adjusting some new parameters specifically designed for RAC, we were able to meet performance requirements.

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There are some common mistakes when implementing a data replication solution that should be avoided. As I've helped companies use SymmetricDS effectively for database replication as part of their data integration strategy, I've seen the same mistakes and misunderstandings. In this article, I'll explain some of these pitfalls and give you some tips on what to do instead.

Read more Common Data Replication Mistakes

Both Oracle Advanced Replication and SymmetricDS provide database replication, which is a valuable tool for improving access to critical data that drives a business. While some common replication concepts are used across both products, there are some differences in terminology and configuration. Let's take a look at some of the scenarios for database replication and how both products accomplish them.

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Let's sync data to the cloud with Amazon Redshift and SymmetricDS Pro. I'll take you through the steps to launch a cluster, sync data to it, and enable S3 for fast bulk loading.

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The food and service industry can benefit from real time data synchronization, and we're headed to the National Restaurant Association conference in Chicago to prove it. Everyone from chain owners to independents to distributors will gain from advanced data integration and synchronization. Let's look at some of the advantages it brings to business.

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Join JumpMind at NRF and discover real-time data integration for retail with SymmetricDS. So much data is available in retail that can be made into actionable information. Retailers have access to pricing performance, loyalty activity, and shopping behavior of their customers. Using real time data integration gives retailers immediate feedback to make better decisions and offer new kinds of competitive services to shoppers.

Read more Real-time Retail: SymmetricDS at NRF 2014

A change data capture system like SymmetricDS will extract changes from the source and apply them at the target database. With logical replication, the user can conditionally sync data and create subsets to sync. But what if you want to hold back changes until a condition is met, then sync the change, plus all its dependent data? With some clever usage of features available in SymmetricDS 3.5, I'll show you how.

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