Attunity Looks to Bolster Replication Speed Over Slow Lines
September 24, 2013 Alex Woodie
Attunity says the “TurboStream DX” data transfer engine in its newly released Replicate 3.0 software can deliver high replication speed from databases located in remote geographies or connected via low-bandwidth network lines.
TurboStream DX is designed specifically for use in wide area network (WAN) data transfers, especially those involving big databases and data warehouses located in the cloud or remote areas, where high-speed networks are not available. It’s particularly well suited to satellite-based network connections, the company says. All data sent via the TurboStreamDX engine (the product also includes the TurboStream CDC engine) is encrypted.
The new feature in Replicate 3.0 drew the praise of Carl Olofson, a research vice president at IT analyst firm IDC. “Its optimized technology supports a myriad of heterogeneous environments, regardless of geography or distance, as well as numerous data warehousing and cloud solution providers,” Olofson stated in Attunity’s press release announcing the new software.
In addition to the TurboStream DX technology, version 3 adds support for SAP‘s Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database, and Vertica, the column-oriented database from Hewlett-Packard that is gaining traction in the burgeoning market for big data analytics solutions.
The Replicate software already supported the major relational databases, including all flavors of IBM DB2 (including DB2/400), Oracle, SQL Server. The bigger market for Attunity involves moving data into the big data stores, and to that end, it supports the capability to move data into the products from Actian Vectorwise, Amazon RedShift, EMC Greenplum, Oracle Exadata, and the Teradata Database. The software supports multiple replication modules, including automated schema and DDL replication, snapshot load, and change data capture (CDC) incremental replication.
Version 3.0 also brings a new database activity monitoring capability that allows the software to capture full event trails of source database activities, such as inserts, deletes, and updates, which are then stored in audit tables on the target database. This function can also be used to capture security policy triggers or JMS or MSMQ events, the company says.