While revving up for a busy and exciting 2016, we thought it would be a good time to look back at JumpMind’s accomplishments in 2015.

It has been a busy year! Our first priority is always supporting our existing customers. In 2015 we continued to provide the high level of support our customers deserve. We've been on the other end of bad support calls, and we never want our customers to experience that with us. The product development team continues to be actively engaged in supporting SymmetricDS so when you ask a question, you get an answer you know you can trust.

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What better way to ring in the New Year than with a new kind of deployment for SymmetricDS? (Well, there might be better ways, but...) We've been working on a brand-new SymmetricDS client, written purely in good-old ANSI C.

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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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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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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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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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