Active-Active Replication: Considerations for High Availability

As data becomes more and more critical, its availability should not be compromised by any type of outage – whether it’s unscheduled due to a system crash or malfunction, or it’s scheduled due to patches or upgrades to Oracle, the OS, or applications, and storage replacement. Because today, people view scheduled outages differently than 10 years ago. They don’t really care if the outage is scheduled or unscheduled; an outage is an outage. With this in mind, all types of organizations are looking for more uptime: many are striving for five 9s, or only about 6 minutes of unscheduled downtime a year. This is, of course, very difficult to achieve.

With replication, organizations can extend the database and server to minimize outages. One replication method, active- active replication (also known as peer-to-peer, master-to-master, active-active, or multi-active server replication), offers the most promise. Active-active replication is a horizontal scaling of the application over multiple servers that allows propagation of changes to more than one server. If everything is done properly, end users will not see any outages from the application.

This white paper discusses the key considerations to keep in mind when using active-active replication to ensure high availability. We’ll reveal how you can easily and successfully implement this strategy across your enterprise.

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Zero impact database migration

Migrating data from one platform to another requires a lot of planning. Some traditional migration methods are easy to use, but they only work for migrations on the same platform. Quest® SharePlex® can replicate data across platforms, from Oracle to SQL Server, with next to no downtime, offering a flexible, low- cost alternative.

The SharePlex architecture is composed of a series of queues and processes running on the database servers that move data rapidly from the source database to the target database, without using Oracle’s processes or memory structures. This architecture facilitates the fault tolerance capability in SharePlex, which avoids data loss if there is a break in the replication stream.

Download this solution brief to learn how businesses can count on high availability, migrate data with zero organizational risk, and integrate data in near real-time for reporting and insights.

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Database migration to the cloud with zero downtime

This webinar explores why you should move to the cloud, what are cloud services, and the essential characteristics of different deployment and service models and how they help with cloud migrations. You will also learn Quest solutions if you're planning on migrating your on-premises production database to the cloud, while keeping test or development environments refreshed and in sync.

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SharePlex® Data Replication: Staying Afloat After Oracle Streams (formerly Meeting Your Data-Sharing Needs Now that Oracle Streams is Deprecated)

Now that Oracle has deprecated Streams, Oracle Database Advanced Replication and Change Data Capture in Oracle Database 12c, they want you to buy Oracle GoldenGate. But this replacement is extremely expensive and leaves you vulnerable to downtime.

What if you could replace Streams with an affordable alternative that doesn’t expose you to risk? With SharePlex® data replication, you get even more functionality to avoid downtime and data loss than GoldenGate provides – all for a fraction of the price. See how you can achieve high availability, improve database performance and more with a more powerful and cost-effective replacement for Streams.

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Using Data Replication to Upgrade Your Oracle® Database with Minimal Downtime

As your organization works to lower costs, one initiative can make a major difference: a database migration. Migration to hardware that is less expensive to purchase and operate, migration to less costly operating systems and migration away from older versions of Oracle that may require expensive extended support contracts can save you a lot of money. But without the right approach, migrations can cause costly downtime and data loss.

What if you could move to more affordable platforms without any of the risk? With SharePlex® data replication, you can migrate to the database platform of your choice with zero downtime and zero data loss.

In this white paper, we will explore the types of migrations and their challenges as well as established best practices for ensuring success.

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SideScanning™ – How the Engine that Powers Orca Security Works

With no on-prem environments to protect, Orca was free to create a cloud-native security platform without the constraints of agents and network scanners.

Delivered as SaaS, Orca’s SideScanning™ technology reads your cloud configuration and workloads’ runtime block storage out-of-band, giving you workload-level security across AWS, Azure, and GCP - without the gaps in coverage and operational costs of agents.

But how does this radical new approach work? Download this technical brief to gain a better understanding of:

  • Traditional methods such as agent-based, authenticated, and unauthenticated scanning, as well as cloud security posture managers (CSPMs)
  • Orca’s 5-minute onboarding process
  • The power of addressing both the control plane and data plane at once
  • The scanning process for vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, malware, lateral movement risk, exploitable keys, weak passwords, and unsecured sensitive data
  • How Orca prioritizes risk based on environmental context
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State of the Customer Data Platform

In the 2020 Tealium State of the CDP Report, we asked over 300 U.S. decision makers in marketing and data/analytics how they are leveraging CDPs today, the challenges they face with current vendors and their future plans for CDP technology. The results reveal that many organizations are still searching for the right solution: 58% of respondents with CDPs said they are planning to switch to a different provider within the next 12 months.

Something needs to change for customer data to reach its full potential. Businesses need greater clarity into what CDPs do, how to select the right CDP and how to optimize the technology — or they risk missing out on enormous CDP benefits.

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How to create, distribute and manage video content to drive ecommerce

Today, video is the most compelling content on the web, and is undeniably one of the most powerful tools available to retailers in the internet age. Yet how to create, edit, manage and distribute video across devices – and across a whole retail business – at the scale needed to satisfy the massive and growing hunger for video content is a real challenge.

This whitepaper will not only outline the familiar ideas of the power of video and why it is important, but will also focus on how to create, manage and distribute this content at scale and across channels and platforms for reuse – efficiently and cost effectively, with real ROI goals.

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Tealium Newsletter Featuring Gartner Analyst Note: Building a Foundation for a Data-Driven Customer Experience Future

Nearly a decade ago, advances in digital transformation and big data put achieving a 360-degree view of the customer on the roadmap for many organizations. Along the way, many companies focused their efforts on the experience layer, hoping to keep up with industry disruptors like Amazon and Apple, which have consistently raised consumers' expectations for what makes a great experience. As companies try to catch up, many miss the critical component behind this success; excellent customer data management.

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Gartner: Before You Buy: A Guide For Choosing a Customer Data Platform

In this newsletter, Tealium features the Gartner report, Market Guide for Customer Data Platforms for Marketing. We aim to identify obstacles caused by fragmented customer data silos & establish how CDPs can help data & analytical professionals at enterprise companies improve their first party data management. The recommendations come as the result of a yearlong study, in which Gartner analysts surveyed more than 400 martech end users and technology vendors, and collaborated with high-tier industry publications & reports for secondary research. Consequently, they offer comprehensive insight into CDPs available from a variety of vendors, and factors to consider when evaluating implementation.

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2020 Report: State of the CDP

In the 2020 Tealium State of the CDP Report, we asked over 300 U.S. decision makers in marketing and data/analytics how they are leveraging CDPs today, the challenges they face with current vendors and their future plans for CDP technology. The results reveal that many organizations are still searching for the right solution: 58% of respondents with CDPs said they are planning to switch to a different provider within the next 12 months.

Something needs to change for customer data to reach its full potential. Businesses need greater clarity into what CDPs do, how to select the right CDP and how to optimize the technology — or they risk missing out on enormous CDP benefits.

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Citrix Managed Desktops

Citrix Managed Desktops is a service solution that provides your team with a secure, high-definition experience that allows you to access your work from anywhere. Built on the Microsoft Azure cloud, this simple solution is easy to set up and manage giving you more time to focus on your business and less time on your IT.

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SideScanningTM – How the Engine that Powers Orca Security Works

Every organization is searching for effective ways to scan its cloud estate to look for risks. These include vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, malware, improper segmentation, and customer data at risk. They’re also seeking to verify compliance with security frameworks and government/industry regulations.

Orca Security introduces an innovative approach that secures the entire cloud estate without disrupting business operations in live environments—and with absolutely no need for agents or network scanners that fail to account for everything​.

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Accelerating Productivity Improvements with System-Level Manufacturing Data

Today’s digital manufacturing ecosystem is undergoing another landmark transformation. While factory floors are more connected than ever, there’s a challenge to real-time insights and next-gen CI: data. Most companies are collecting mass amounts of data but lack system-wide visibility. This means lack of usable insights. With Sight Machine on Microsoft Azure, you get essential line of sight, and system-side view, into the inner workings of your factory and its data output. Unlock and scale the next generation of CI today.

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8 Best Practices in Evolving Mass Communications

Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate clients. They needed to overhaul their Global Crisis management program after a severe weather event which spearheaded a company-wide program change. Samantha Lara, Crisis Management Associate at Sun Life presents some best practices in evolving business continuity communications covering a unique implementation roadmap, communications, call trees, assembly testing and more using the xMatters digital service availability platform. You will walk away with working knowledge of an Enterprise-level program that can be implemented in your organization using xMatters.

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