In order to stay competitive, businesses need automated, standardized tools to accelerate information sharing and keep operations in sync between multiple running applications. Double-Take Share captures, transforms and replicates data between databases, allowing users to see each other’s data in real-time.
Replicating data between applications running at geographically dispersed sites also allows data to be placed close to its users. This avoids the performance impact of accessing data from production servers across the network, and reduces transmission costs and times for frequently accessed data.
Organizations need immediate access to up-to-date, mission critical information as soon as it is available in order to make accurate business decisions. Double-Take Share enables your business to run reports on-demand using real time data. Share can capture and transform data from divergent sources and replicate it to a reporting or BI server, allowing you to perform queries, reporting, and BI from a centralized repository. The source of the data could be a single database of a similar type (to avoid the impact of reporting on a production server), a single database of another type (to transform data for your reporting application), or multiple databases of the same or different types (to consolidate or centralize information).
Double-Take Share’s cross-platform data sharing allows organizations with legacy applications and data to replicate and transform the content to alternate platforms, such as Microsoft Azure, for queries, centralized reporting, and BI access. With Double-Take Share decisions can be made based on current data just as quickly as it becomes available from any source.
How does Double-Take Share enable BI reporting from Azure? As end users enter data into their location application, Double-Take Share captures, transforms, and replicates the changes to the target database in real-time. In the example below, the changed data is merged into a single, consolidated MS SQL Reporting database located in the Azure cloud where Azure-based Business Intelligence applications and reporting tools can access the consolidated data.
Double-Take Share can also be used to feed data to mission critical applications – such as eCommerce, web portals, or other distributed applications. For example, data could be fed from a centralized ERP database to a distributed eBusiness system, of similar or dissimilar database, OS or hardware type.
Production servers need protection to ensure that they are always available and responsive to end user applications. One way to protect production servers is to offload production data to a secondary server (of similar or dissimilar OS or hardware type) so that work can be performed on the data without impact to the production system. One common scenario for offloading data is to send it to a data warehouse or data mart. Replicated data can also populate backup, test, and audit environments. There are many uses for offloaded production data.
Double-Take Share’s cross-platform data sharing allows organizations with legacy applications and data to replicate and transform their data to more modern platforms. Data can be replicated to a new platform for the purpose of reporting with the latest tools, shared transparently with new applications, or permanently migrated to new databases and platforms.
Double-Take Share provides movement and transformation across database platforms that makes your migrations simple, and minimizes downtime and its impact on productivity by replicating and transforming data while users remain online and active. Double-Take Share’s hardware independence supports migrations from legacy systems to physical or virtual servers. For example, legacy DB2 data could be migrated to a SQL Server database for BI access. Migrations can also be performed to reduce the number of databases or database platforms that an IT organization must support.