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.

Real-time data integration is being increasingly used by companies to improve their business and better serve their customers. Traditional batch systems are being converted to real-time systems that process transactions as they occur. The advantages include improved knowledge of how business is performing and offering services that outperform competitors. An architecture with real-time information and on-demand processing can have a huge payback for certain business scenarios.

Read more When Should You Use Real-Time Data Integration?

Meet us at the National Retail Federation's Retail's BIG Show conference in New York City on January 13-16, 2013. The NRF is the voice of retail worldwide and the annual conference is attended by more than 25,000 top retailers. The four day event offers education, networking, presentations, and exhibits.

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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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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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Detecting and resolving data conflicts is easy with SymmetricDS Pro 3.0. I'll show you how to detect and fix conflicts manually, then we'll setup a resolver so the newest update wins automatically. The web console with SymmetricDS Pro makes all of this easy to accomplish.

Read more Resolving Conflicts with SymmetricDS Pro 3.0

The Professional version of SymmetricDS 2.5 was released and includes some exciting new features. If you're not familiar with SymmetricDS, it's software for database replication that can capture data changes and keep many remote databases in sync. We try to support every database we can (12 platforms supported now), but let us know if you have a need for your database to be included. Now, let's talk about what's new and improved with SymmetricDS Pro 2.5!

Read more Introducing SymmetricDS 2.5