Gravic published the article, Data Replication and Integration – Applications in Financial Services in the May/June edition of The Connection. This article/case study explains how a merchant provider gradually expanded its data replication and integration software to add new capabilities and features to its financial switch. The company used HPE Shadowbase data replication to provide active/passive business continuity to its CMA (Card Management Application) system, and active/active business continuity to its multi-node switch. It also integrated the switch with a remote heterogeneous application for a fraud detection system, and added data validation and consistency checks to confirm that all data was synchronized. A second case study reviews how a financial institution used HPE Shadowbase Compare in multiple parallel comparison operations – each against a distinct subset of the database – to dramatically shorten the time required to fully validate its backup.