More and more JumpMind is enhancing SymmetricDS with new data integration features that leverage SymmetricDS’s Change Data Capture capabilities for replication, synchronization, and transformation of data from one system to another. In this article, we will cover how to use the data replication server to map data into a JMS message destination, which could be part of an enterprise strategy for SOA Data Integration and Messaging.

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We have received many inquiries about the architecture of SymmetricDS lately.  I think the user’s guide does a nice job of laying out how to implement and configure SymmetricDS, but we have noticed (after taking a step back) that it doesn’t provide a concise, technical overview.   You can probably piece everything together from the guide, but it is probably worth some effort to describe how SymmetricDS works under the covers.  We’ll be updating the documentation with this information in the near future.

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SymmetricDS 2.2.0 is a minor release that brings 15 bug fixes, 8 improvements, and 5 new features.  Some highlights include:

  • The incoming data loader was changed to use a single connection to eliminate contention with a nested transaction and reduce the connection pool requirements. 
  • The purge job that cleans up the runtime tables is now three separate jobs that can be scheduled independently.
  • A new query plan is being used to route and batch data changes that is more efficient.

This release also includes a new project organization and reduced library dependencies in preparation for small footprint clients.  We've created a new Mobile Development forum to discuss plans for an upcoming mobile implementation.

For the full release notes, click through to read more.

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The demands of Abercrombie & Fitch’s international expansion goals required new store systems and infrastructure. After selecting Oracle Retail Point-of-Sale (POS) as their new POS platform, A&F sought to eliminate the requirement for a store server in order to reduce per store hardware requirements, centralize infrastructure management and further harden offline capabilities. Abercrombie will be sharing the challenges and solutions for the migration from a store centered client/server architecture to a centralized model that supports a multi-brand, global retail chain.

 

Follow along in the presentation on Oracle POS Centralization for more details.

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