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NonStop Servers

    September 17, 2020 — Announcing Shadowbase for HPE NonStop Version 6.610 Release

    Version 6.610 is Now Available Features Include The Consumer directly processes Enscribe and SQL/MP CREATE, PURGE, PURGEDATA, and ALTER events to allow for more efficient processing Enscribe Compare supports comparison processing over TCP/IP HPE Shadowbase for NonStop Gateway product enables SOLVNV to compare Enscribe files over TCP/IP connections and SOLV and SOLVNV to work between...

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      August 31, 2020 — Gravic Announces the Updated HPE Shadowbase ETL Toolkit

      Extract Database Changes or Initial Load Data The HPE Shadowbase ETL Toolkit is used to extract database changes or initial load data into flat files for subsequent ETL loading into a target environment using comma-separated value (CSV), fixed-position, variable length, and tab-delimited formats. It can feed high-volume data quantities into a data warehouse, and row-based...

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        August 27, 2020 — Gravic Publishes New Technical Brief on Managing Latency

        Managing Latency One of the most critical aspects of data replication performance is latency. The two most important types are replication latency and application latency. Replication latency is the time period when the change data is in the replication pipeline and is affected by system utilization, process priorities, and network bandwidth. Application latency occurs when...

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          July 31, 2020 — Gravic Publishes New Article on How to Easily Modernize and Expose Valuable Enscribe Data by Eliminating Data Silos

          This article/case study explains how a large European manufacturer runs its online shop floor operations on an HPE NonStop Server and uses HPE Shadowbase data replication to exploit the currency and value of this online, trapped, and siloed data. Data Replication is not Only Used for Providing Backups for Business Continuity It is also used for moving isolated data in real-time in order to leverage its value for competitive advantage and building new business solutions...

            July 23, 2020 — Gravic Publishes Three New Shadowbase Solution Briefs on Zero Data Loss (ZDL), Business Continuity, and Streams for Data and Application Integration

            Shadowbase Zero Data Loss (ZDL) Shadowbase ZDL business continuity and data integration replication is for those applications where no data loss can be tolerated. Using unique and patented synchronous replication...

              June 30, 2020 — Gravic Publishes New White Paper on The Benefits of Switching from Scale-up to Scale-out Architectures

              Gravic published the white paper, The Benefits of Switching from Scale-up to Scale-out Architectures, which explains how the traditional scale-up approach suffers from significant limitations and cost issues that prevent it from satisfying the ever-increasing workloads of a 24×7 online society. It also discusses massive parallel processing (MPP), along with other related topics.

              Virtu-NUG 2020

                June 17, 2020 — Shadowbase Team Presents on Surviving Uncertain Times at VIRTU-NUG

                The Shadowbase Team presented Surviving Uncertain Times during Connect Worldwide’s first-ever VIRTU-NUG meeting. We discussed recent macro environmental shifts due to COVID-19, how companies are reacting, and new HPE Shadowbase data replication releases.

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                  June 12, 2020 — Shadowbase Spring/Summer Newsletter Publishes

                  Gravic publishes its Shadowbase Spring/Summer Newsletter, with articles covering the Executive Vice President’s Letter; Focus on Product Management; Development News; ITL and Deployment News; and a Shadowbase Marketing Update — Video, White Paper, Articles, and Web Pages.

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                    May 29, 2020 — Gravic Publishes New Article on Data Replication and Integration — Applications in Financial Services

                    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...

                      May 15, 2020 — Announcing HPE Shadowbase for Other Servers Version 6.600 Release

                      Version 6.600 for Other Servers is Now Available Features Include Support for SAP Hana as a target Improved replication into SAP ASE and Db2® target databases (utilizing the Shadowbase statement caching ODBC engine) Enhanced Db2 source replication (including z/OS environments) with new configuration options supporting MQCONNX security features New SBFILE command options for displaying transaction...

                        May 6, 2020 — HPE Shadowbase Solutions Available for Replacing Remote Data Access/Connections

                        Several customers recently approached us looking for solutions to their remote data access/connection requirements. HPE Shadowbase uses a data replication/data integration architecture to meet these needs, and has experience successfully deploying these solutions at a number of customer sites. The following HPE Shadowbase architectures are popular and have significant advantages over alternative architectures.    ...

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                          May 4, 2020 — HPE Shadowbase Compare — Unrivaled Capabilities

                          You may say: Trust, but verify!  We say: Replicate, but compare! HPE Shadowbase Compare is designed to provide you with accurate information describing the consistency between two copies of your HPE NonStop data, regardless of the block or file/table structure, partitioning, index or alternate key layouts, etc. The data being compared does not require the...

                            April 10, 2020 — A Message from TIC Software: Leverage the Power of Shadowbase User Exits

                            TIC Software As a Gravic partner, TIC Software specializes in providing consulting services and add-on products to ensure that Shadowbase users get the most out of User Exits. We focus on helping customers implement special custom logic in data transformation, as well as optimizing the performance of their User Exit code. As many of you...

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                              April 8, 2020 — Gravic Publishes New Web Page — Switch Your Data Replication Engine to HPE Shadowbase Solutions

                              Gravic recently published the web page, Switch Your Data Replication Engine to HPE Shadowbase Solutions. Data replication is critical in today’s IT landscape. It is also imperative that enterprise IT teams are able to manage data replication in order to fully recognize its benefits. Periodically, companies replace their existing replication engine with HPE Shadowbase solutions...

                                April 6, 2020 — Gravic Publishes Cover Story on Shadowbase Synchronous Replication

                                Gravic published the cover story, Shadowbase Software: Synchronous Replication, in the March/April edition of The Connection. Jonathan Ziegler, Gravic’s Senior Manager of Product Development for the Shadowbase Products Group, discusses Shadowbase software synchronous data replication for Zero Data Loss (ZDL), as well as the business continuity continuum. Data loss is one of the main issues...

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                                  Did You Know? We Created a Performance FAQ Web Page

                                  We recently created a Performance FAQ web page with Shadowbase performance-related questions and answers for our customers and partners. We expect this information to evolve over time and encourage users to continue submitting questions.

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                                    Gravic and Shadowbase Support is Available During this Pandemic

                                    During this COVID-19 Pandemic, Gravic and the Shadowbase Products Group is open and operating with remote support and access.  To reach Shadowbase Support, please use your normal Support contact information or use Support. Please use Contact Us for all other inquiries. We hope for the best for you and your family, Gravic and the Shadowbase...

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                                      February 27, 2020 — HPE Shadowbase Team Presents at SunTUG

                                      At the annual SunTUG Sunshine Summit in Tampa, we met with HPE personnel, talked with local HPE NonStop users, presented HPE Shadowbase Updates, and learned of other vendor news. Roland Lemoine of HPE opened the show with a 2020 update on HPE NonStop. Attendance was at a high volume again this year, with all remaining...

                                        January 3, 2020 — Gravic Releases New Video on Shadowbase Data and Application Integration

                                        Please enjoy our newly released video on Shadowbase Data and Application Integration. We soon will be adding subtitles.  We hope that you find it interesting and informative! Please share it with your colleagues!

                                          December 23, 2019 — Gravic Publishes New White Paper on HPE Shadowbase Compare — Validate that a Source and Target Database Match

                                          Gravic recently published the white paper, HPE Shadowbase Compare – Validate that a Source and Target Database Match. HPE Shadowbase Compare validates that two HPE NonStop databases match, and highlights any differences found by creating a summary or detailed report. Shadowbase Compare works with: SQL/MP, SQL/MX, Enscribe, and OSS Regular files, and is recommended for...

                                            Happy Holidays from the Gravic Shadowbase Team!

                                            We wish you and your family a joyous Holiday season!

                                              November 19, 2019 — HPE NonStop Shadowbase Version 6.600 Released

                                              Version 6.600 for HPE NonStop is now available. Features include: HPE Shadowbase DDL Command Replication (DCR) Shadowbase Online Loading and Verification Utility for OSS Regular Files (SOLVUTIL) Improved Shadowbase Compare, Repair, and SBDDLUTL features Additional enhancements and bug fixes For more detailed information on this release, please see our SPRs (Shadowbase Product Releases).

                                                November 3-6, 2019 — HPE Shadowbase Team Presents at the Connect NonStop Technical Boot Camp

                                                Gravic personnel greatly enjoyed the 2019 Connect HPE NonStop TBC held at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame. Luckily this year, there was not an air quality problem in San Francisco, even though wildfires still affected various parts of California, and threatened some of the attendees who live in these areas. To kick off the conference,...

                                                  November 3, 2019 — Clive Abrahams, Grant Adonis, and Praveen Gupta Added to HPE Shadowbase Hall of Fame

                                                  At the Partner Technical Update held at the annual HPE Technical Boot Camp, Gravic announced that HPE solution architects, Clive Abrahams, Grant Adonis, and Praveen Gupta are the 2019 recipients of the HPE Shadowbase Hall of Fame Project Award.

                                                    October 30, 2019 — Gravic Releases New Video on Shadowbase Business Continuity

                                                    Please enjoy our newly released video on Shadowbase Business Continuity, which is also available with Japanese subtitles. We will be soon be adding more subtitles.  We hope that you find it interesting and informative! Please share it with your colleagues!

                                                      October 17, 2019 — Shadowbase Team Presents at MexTUG

                                                      At the MexTUG Meeting, held in Mexico City, we enjoyed catching up with the customers, meeting new faces, and hearing Arturo Camargo’s talk on HPE’s humble beginnings to its big vision for the future, as well as Mercedes Fabila’s talk about HPE’s product portfolio and hardware. We also experienced authentic local Mexican  cuisine and the...

                                                        October 10, 2019 — Gravic Publishes Article on Discovering Meaningful Patterns Using Data Integration

                                                        Gravic recently published, Discover Meaningful Patterns Using Data Integration in the September/October issue of The Connection. HPE Shadowbase Streams for Data Integration uses CDC technology to stream data generated by one application to target database and application environments, eliminating data silos and providing the facilities for integrating existing applications at the data or event-driven level...

                                                          September 18 & 25, 2019 — HPE Shadowbase Team Presents at ATUG & CTUG Meetings

                                                          The HPE Shadowbase team recently presented, HPE Shadowbase Mission-Critical Use Case Solutions and Product News at ATUG in Atlanta and CTUG in Toronto. Attendees learned about new and future HPE Shadowbase features and how the software solves various enterprise use case problems, including: Business Continuity – active/passive, sizzling-hot-takeover, active/active replication architectures Data Integration and Synchronization...

                                                            September 9, 2019 — Gravic Publishes New HPE Shadowbase White Paper on SOLV Product Suite — Online Database Loading, Copying, Synchronizing, and Unloading

                                                            Gravic recently published the white paper, HPE Shadowbase SOLV Product Suite — Online Database Loading, Copying, Synchronizing, and Unloading. SOLV loading utilizes special patented features that allow it to properly merge the data being loaded with the data being replicated. However, note that SOLV loading can also occur without HPE Shadowbase replication being active/in-use. In...

                                                              July 16 & 18, 2019 — Gravic Presents at HPE NonStop Innovation Summit (KNUG) and HPE NonStop & MCS Technology Day (TNUG)

                                                              This past week, Paul and Paden Holenstein attended the HPE NonStop Innovation Summit 2019 in Seoul and the HPE NonStop & MCS Technology Day in Taipei. They flew into Incheon International airport, took a shuttle to the Conrad Seoul, arriving late at night. They enjoyed a smorgasbord of food at the hotel breakfast buffet and...

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                                                                July 12, 2019 — Gravic Releases New Shadowbase Overview Video

                                                                Please enjoy our newly released Shadowbase Overview Video, which is also available with Korean and Chinese Simplified subtitles. We hope that you find it interesting and informative, and will share it with your colleagues!