HPE Shadowbase for Other Servers

HPE Shadowbase solutions offer sophisticated data replication, data integration, and application integration functionality for heterogeneous platforms and databases (known as “Other Servers”).

The HPE Shadowbase product suite for Other Servers also meets HPE customers’ needs for continuous business operations, which require minimizing planned and unplanned downtime. HPE Shadowbase software extends its suite of replication products by supporting replication to and from a variety of platforms and databases, including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM Db2® source databases on most UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft Windows platforms, as well as IBM mainframe support (z/OS) for Db2 as a source.

Gravic Releases Shadowbase for Other Servers Version 6.700

This is a full release that includes one mature feature, four deprecated features, fourteen special notes, and nine new features, several corrected problems, and other changes. Please visit the release summary for details.

WARNING: A new license file is required to install and run HPE Shadowbase for Other Servers software version 6.700. This is due to a change in the format of the license file, current license terms are still valid and remain in force. Contact the HPE License Manager to request a new license file. DO NOT INSTALL HPE Shadowbase for Other Servers software version 6.700 until a new license file has been obtained.

Sample Databases and Platforms

HPE Shadowbase software is the preferred product for customers who need these advanced capabilities:

Sizzling-Hot-Takeover (SZT)

Next best solution to active/active replication functionality for active/passive architectures

Bi-directional

Active/active replication functionality

Data and Application Integration

Transforming and cleansing capabilities between heterogeneous platforms

Zero Downtime Migration

Support or upgrades

Repair of Data Corruption

Database loading, audit compliance, and data comparison

Figure 1 — Example Configuration for HPE Shadowbase Other Server Sources

As shown in Figure 1, the HPE Shadowbase for Other Server replication products perform real-time change data capture (CDC) from Oracle, SQL Server, and Db2 source databases using either a log file extract approach or highly efficient C external routines in the Shadowbase Collector process. These changes are generated to a Shadowbase Database of Change (DOC) that serves as a stable queue for storing the transactional data to be replicated. This capability is helpful in the event the network or target environment is unavailable. Data from the DOC can be replicated to another system using a Transaction Forwarding Server (TFS) or directly into a target database on the same or other system using a Transaction Replay Server (TRS). Additionally, the TFS or TRS can also forward the DOC data into another environment (such as a real-time business intelligence or data insight system) using Shadowbase application integration solutions.