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.
Next best solution to active/active replication functionality for active/passive architectures
Active/active replication functionality
Transforming and cleansing capabilities between heterogeneous platforms
Support or upgrades
Database loading, audit compliance, and data comparison
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.