Data is valuable. And the more current the data is, the more valuable it is. For this reason, the resident data in online transaction processing systems is some of the most valuable. However, if this data is trapped in that system, and not available to enable other real-time business intelligence processes, then its full value is not being exploited, and competitive opportunities are missed. To avoid these missed opportunities, companies need to access their online data in real-time. This issue presents a problem. As the demand for real-time data increases, accessing it while the online system is processing transactions can significantly impact the throughput and response times of that system. This article discusses such a situation, and the clever way it was resolved using data replication.