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    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.

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      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!

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                                                        June 27, 2019 — HPE Shadowbase Team Presents at N2TUG Meeting

                                                        This past week, Paul and Paden Holenstein attended the N2TUG Meeting in Dallas.  Thanks to American’s booking policies, both the to and from flights were oversold, and there was nary a seat left unoccupied.  Sound familiar?   Fortunately, the N2TUG venue at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas is close to the airport, rather...

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                                                          June 17-19, 2019 — HPE Shadowbase Team Presents at HPE Discover Las Vegas

                                                          This past week, Gravic’s HPE Shadowbase team attended HPE Discover at the Venetian/Palazzo and the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Gravic was awarded the HPE Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 Award and Paul J. Holenstein was interviewed about the award. He was also recognized (pictured) for his HPE MASE (Master Accredited Solution Expert)...

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                                                            June 17, 2019 — Gravic Wins HPE’s Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 Award!

                                                            At the annual HPE Global Partner Summit 2019 in Las Vegas, Gravic, Inc. graciously accepted the Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 Award from Hewlett Packard Enterprise during the Alliances Reception and Awards Ceremony. The HPE Global Solutions Awards recognize HPE Partners for their outstanding performance and accomplishments in driving meaningful business results for...

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                                                              June 5-6, 2019 — HPE Shadowbase Team Presents at HPE NonStop Customer Event in Santiago, Chile

                                                              This past week, we participated in the HPE NonStop Customer Event held in Santiago, Chile. On Wednesday, attendees enjoyed an official welcoming by Orlando Riquelme and various presentations, including two given by Alfredo Villarroel: NonStop Present and Future and HPE Shadowbase Use Case Solutions and Product Updates. On Thursday, attendees viewed a short NonStop video...

                                                                June 1, 2019 — Gravic Publishes New Ad on HPE Shadowbase Compare and Repair

                                                                Sometimes things just don’t add up. Use HPE Shadowbase Compare and HPE Shadowbase Repair to make sense of your data.   HPE Shadowbase Compare and Repair

                                                                  May 30, 2019 — Gravic Publishes Article on Reliability, Availability, and Scalability

                                                                  Gravic recently published the article, A Modern Look at Reliability, Availability, and Scalability, in the May/June issue of The Connection. Availability and reliability are complimentary measures, and they each deserve equal consideration for mission-critical applications. Enterprises want both 100% availability and 100% reliability but can never achieve 100% for either. Availability is the proportion of...

                                                                    May 30, 2019 — Gravic Publishes Article: From Hacker to Hackathon — History in the Making!

                                                                    Gravic recently published the article, From Hacker to Hackathon – History in the Making! in the May/June issue of The Connection. The article includes highlights from planning, scheduling, coordinating, and hosting our first-ever hackathon, which has now become a highly anticipated annual event. Our employees enjoyed a tremendous team-building experience, were exposed to new ways...

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                                                                      May 13-15, 2019 — HPE Shadowbase Team Presents at the First ETBC: European Technical Boot Camp

                                                                      This past week at the ETBC, we participated in a Partner Technical Update and also presented a new case study, Using Data Replication to Offload Online Host Processing and Enable New Business Applications. Attendees enjoyed our other presentation, HPE Shadowbase Product Update and Enterprise Use Cases. During this event, we reconvened with customers and HPE...

                                                                        April 29 – May 2, 2019 — Gravic Presents at NYTUG, SCNUG, and LATUG Meetings

                                                                        At the NYTUG Meeting, Paul  Holenstein and Gary Strickler visited the HPE office in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Gary enjoyed reconnecting with old faces, while Paul enjoyed chatting with our HPE colleagues and customers.  Several of the presentations were particularly appropriate.  For example, Paul Densinger discussed how to effectively modernize data and “open it” by migrating...

                                                                          Gravic Celebrates its 40th Anniversary!

                                                                          In 2019, our 40th year of business, we take time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. Over the past forty years, we overcame economic cycles, Section 1702 and the inception of GDPR and other regulation changes, and the rise and fall of IT analyst fads as opportunities. Some may ask:...