The professional version of SymmetricDS 3.2 was released, and it includes a lot of great features and improvements. Let's go through some of the most important ones first, and then I'll show you some of my favorite hidden gems.

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Bridge data between databases with data synchronization by using channels to re-order data when the dependencies in each database are different. Each application can model its data differently, so a parent row in one database might map to a child row in another one. Instead of using data transformation to lookup and add dependent data, the order of captured data can be changed to match the constraints of the target database.

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From time to time we are approached with the question of how to do initial loads of data in two directions with SymmetricDS, not just one direction. This feature is available in SymmetricDS and isn't hard to configure. An understanding of how initial loads work in general, combined with a few settings, is all that is needed. This article will walk you through a tutorial on initial loads in general and will then discuss the configuration needed to do a 'reverse' initial load.

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For most of our large clients where SymmetricDS is playing a mission critical role in their organization, our customers take advantage of SymmetricDS Pro's out of the box capabilities to be load balanced. While SymmetricDS does a great job with hands off recovery in cases of hardware or infrastructure failure, most clients want as little downtime as possible. They simply don't want a single point of failure in their synchronization scenario. The good news is, with SymmetricDS Pro, load balancing is simple and straight forward.

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SymmetricDS now has its web-enabled, fault-tolerant, database synchronization software available on the Android mobile computing platform. The Android client follows all of the same concepts and brings to Android all of the same core SymmetricDS features as the full-featured, Java-based SymmetricDS client. The client is designed to be referenced as a library to run in-process with an Android application requiring synchronization for its SQLite database.

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We have been on the road the last couple of weeks for the start of our SymmetricDS Pro "Roadshow". About a month ago in a planning session, we were thinking about the next big step for JumpMind. We knew we had a great product, a top notch services team to design and implement synchronization solutions, and great support and infrastructure in place to support these solutions, but we came to the conclusion that our sales and marketing efforts could be better.

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Quickly select and dynamically add tables to database synchronization using wildcard characters. This powerful feature can save time during configuration and even eliminate the need to make changes to configuration in the future. Since data capture triggers can be created from a schedule or on-demand programmatically, wildcard characters open up the possibility of new applications, such as using SymmetricDS database replication in Platform As A Service (PaaS) where new tables created by a client are automatically replicated between high availability servers. This article will demonstrate using wildcard characters to sync some tables while ignoring others.

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