Fall 2022: Preview of TBC 2022, a New Team Member, Recap of the Latest Shows, and New Publications!

Paden R. Holenstein

Paden R. Holenstein
Business Development

We have a lot of exciting developments, including the upcoming TBC event, a new member joining the Shadowbase Team a few months ago, and several recent publications and events.

I hope to see you next week at the TBC!

HPE NonStop TBC 2022 sessions of interest

  1. HPE Shadowbase – What’s New in ’22? – TBC22-VT07, Wednesday 4-5pm
    • Please join me for an overview of Shadowbase Solutions including:
      • Business Continuity, Data Integration and Synchronization, Application Integration, Zero Downtime Migration, and Compare and Repair.
      • Learn about common business continuity approaches along with their different RTO-RPO recovery times, and what each means in the real world.
      • Then, we’ll briefly discuss recent updates to HPE Pathway Domains (TS/MP).
      • We will cover numerous Shadowbase Streams for Data and Application Integration Use Cases.
      • Lastly, we’ll discuss recent updates to Shadowbase monitoring integration with Idelji Web Viewpoint Enterprise, and recent Shadowbase releases and take a glimpse into the future.
  1. Active/Active and Validation Architectures for Mission Critical Systems – TBC22-VT08, Thursday 10:15-11:15am
    • Please join Paul and Bruce Holenstein to learn about this exciting new project:
      • The three pillars of mission-critical computing are Reliability, Availability, and Scalability – “RAS” for short.
        • We will briefly review the three pillars, focusing on innovative new HPE NonStop and ProLiant Server architectures and technologies that maximize Reliability and data integrity, in addition to Availability and Scalability.
      • Reliability encompasses data integrity but receives much less attention in the industry than Availability or Scalability. However, it is just as important.
        • Data integrity is a critical customer and regulatory concern and is adversely affected by software bugs, hardware errors, malware, hacking, and many other common problems.
        • Data integrity is now at the forefront of business concerns, and a primary challenge for businesses to solve.
      • We also review a case study and evolving proof-of-concept on preventing election hacking that illustrates this new technology, using HPE NonStop and ProLiant Servers.
  1. Central Bank of Oman Dramatically Improves its Payment Switch’s Availability – TBC22-TB50, Wednesday 2:45-3:45pm
    • Please attend this case study to learn how the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) completed a massive project:
      • The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) needed to upgrade their NS2100s, which were approaching End-of-Life dates, to NSX3s. We leveraged an HPE Shadowbase Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) to perform the platform refresh. We also decided to replace our active/passive RDF configuration with a more advanced HPE Shadowbase Business Continuity Sizzling-Hot-Takeover (SZT) solution. In the future, we could ultimately deploy a fully Active/Active solution.
      • Deploying applications in an SZT architecture dramatically improves availability and recovery time beyond their original configuration because the application is already up and running, ready to takeover transaction processing on the standby node.
      • During this talk, we will review the project goals, requirements, aggressive timeline, and “gotchas,” including the how and why of the choices made for the ultimate architecture (and products) selected.
  1. HPE Business Continuity Product Suite Update – TBC22-TB11, Wednesday 10:30-11:25am
    • Please join Mark Pollans to learn how to put business continuity into practice to eliminate planned and unplanned application outages, and ensure that your replicated data is always synchronized and consistent.
    • Attend this talk to understand how HPE Business Continuity products complement HPE NonStop systems to continuously maintain the availability of your data and applications.
    • Beyond data replication, this talk will cover the latest data integration and data streaming techniques for integrating your data across the enterprise in a hybrid IT world – including Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, SAP Hana, SAP Sybase, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and more.
  • HPE In-Booth Demo – How to Gain Deep Insight into HPE Shadowbase with HPE NonStop Web ViewPoint Enterprise
    • Join the in-booth demo to see how Web ViewPoint Enterprise now offers an open architecture where metrics and availability information from other applications can be displayed on its Dashboard.
    • All Web ViewPoint Enterprise customers may receive a copy of “Shadowbase Monitor” to see status and statistics on their Shadowbase environment.

Introducing our newest team member: Jonathan Sechrist

In case you missed our introduction, we are thrilled to have Jonathan Sechrist join the Shadowbase Business Development Team. Jonathan has an extensive history with HPE NonStop servers, starting with Tandem in 1984.

Even after only a few short months, Jonathan has already made a measurable impact. With his experience and passion for continuous customer support and product quality improvement, we look forward to continuing to work with Jonathan. Stop by our booth at the TBC to say hi!


CTUG 22 OpeningCTUG 2022 — Canadian Tandem User Group

This past September, we attended and presented at the Canadian Tandem User Group Conference and Education Day.

We enjoyed several different presentations on the Conference Day. Justin Simonds, HPE Master Technologist, presented Anti-Money Laundering and Know your Client, and Keith Moore, HPE Distinguished Technologist, presented Everything New in 2022, NonStop Technology. Later in the day, we presented HPE Shadowbase Product News.

On the Education Day, we presented on Validation Architectures for Mission Critical Systems, a new solution to ensure data integrity that Gravic is building in conjunction with Gravic Labs, Shadowbase Software, and Remark Software.


Stock photo of old backup methods: VHS, floppy disks, cassette tapes, vinyl records, a CD driveThe best backup method for mission-critical applications

In our published white paper, The Better Backup Method, we discuss online backup of an active database via the traditional backup method.

Since there is a growing need for an economic and efficient way to back up very large-scale databases, many companies are returning to physical tape to fill this need.

However, the better backup method significantly and efficiently uses backup media and backup/restore processing to improve current techniques, providing performance and efficiency improvements.


essentialsShadowbase Essentials bundle video

This newly published video provides a diverse set of data management solutions to manage, monitor, and control Shadowbase environments, such as: SAL, SAR, SBDDLUTL, SBCREATP, UNDO & REDO, DCR, ETL, and SBMAP.

Note that this list is not exhaustive; we are constantly adding new solutions, tools, and utilities to this bundle.


fancy server roomData replication solution migration – discovery

Access to data is required 24×7 and requirements change over time, meaning solutions that met yesterday’s needs often may not meet today’s needs.

As the enterprise evolves, implementing new solutions (such as performing migrations) must be carefully planned and tested before implementation.


Frequently asked questionsPerformance metric FAQ improvements

Please visit our reformatted and enhanced Performance FAQ page. We created several different sections for shareability and ease of use:


Antonio Neri SpeakingHPE Discover 2022 — The Edge-to-Cloud Conference

In late June, we attended and presented at HPE Discover 2022 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

We presented on New Data Integrity Architectures for Mission Critical Systems at the Connect Tech Forum.

The Connect booth invited Michael’s Angel Paws, a non-profit that hosted several adorable dogs and attracted quite a few attendees.


tower of londonBITUG (British Isles Tandem User Group) Big SIG: EMEA’s first in-person event

In early June, we visited London, a beautiful host city for the BITUG Big SIG.

Attendees enjoyed Neil Davis’s State of the Nation, where he gave an excellent business summary of HPE NonStop and its recent growth, and also shared the floor with Ben Locke, an HPE intern.

Collin Yates and Mani Rajesh of TCM presented Shadowbase Migration for a Central Bank, a BASE24™ migration use case. Later in the event, Paul Holenstein, Gravic EVP, presented HPE Shadowbase Product News.


Susan Loeliger

Susan Loeliger
Marketing Supervisor

Thanks for reading this issue of the Shadowbase Fall 2022 Newsletter. We appreciate your support and business partnership and hope to see you at the NonStop Technical Boot Camp in Burlingame, CA on November 7-9!

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