HiT Software Takes DBMoto To the Cloud
July 6, 2012 Alex Woodie
HiT Software last week unveiled a cloud version of DBMoto, its data replication and change data capture (CDC) software. The new product uses Web services to keep disconnected databases refreshed or in sync with other databases, using the cloud for transport. DB2/400 is supported by the software, as are 20 other databases.
Organizations are increasingly adopting cloud-based applications to address their data processing needs, particularly in areas such as CRM, sales force automation, human resources, and reporting and analytics. However, the cloud model has introduced new challenges for customers who run the most critical ERP and financial applications on their own servers. Keeping data flowing between these sets of applications and databases can be difficult, especially when there is no direct connection between the two systems, and firewalls must be traversed.
HiT’s answer to this problem is DBMoto Cloud Edition. The new product builds on its established Windows-based data replication tool by adding a new component that installs on the local, or source, database. This component is able to securely package and transfer changes to database tables on the remote, or target, database using Web services protocols. Changes can be replicated in batch or real-time, HiT says.
The new product “minimizes effort and processing overhead so that businesses can apply a more streamlined approach to data updates between databases that are remote, distributed, or in areas better serviced through the Internet,” says HiT’s managing director Giacomo Lorenzin.
The original version of DBMoto was designed to replicate data between two or more disparate databases using several modes, including refresh, full mirroring, and synchronization. The product supports CDC functionality (sourced from database change logs) to boost the efficiency and lower the overhead of potentially heavy database replication workloads. More than 20 relational database management systems are supported, including IBM‘s DB2/400, DB2 for LUW, Informix, Cloudscape, and SolidDB; Microsoft‘s SQL Server and Access; Oracle‘s MySQL and Oracle 11i; Sybase‘s ASE and SQL Anywhere; CA‘s Ingres; PostgreSQL Global Development Group‘s PostgreSQL; Gupta‘s SQLBase; FirebirdSQL, and IBM’s Netezza data warehousing and analytics appliances.
HiT, which is based in San Jose, California, was acquired in 2010 by master data management (MDM) software specialist BackOffice Associates. For more information, see the company’s website at www.hitsw.com.
This article was corrected. With DBMoto Cloud Edition, data is pushed from the local database to the disconnected database, not the other way around. IT Jungle regrets the error.