The explosion in different data types - including structured and unstructured, Big Data and Fast Data - has resulted in a corresponding increase in databases for many organizations, some of them on-premise and others in the cloud.
Realizing this, Dell added new support for several databases in the latest release of its SharePlex database replication and near real-time data integration software. SharePlex has traditionally been used for replication between Oracle databases, applications and systems, though in recent years it added replication services for Microsoft SQL Server, SAP and Hadoop.
The new release, announced this week, will enable users to replicate Oracle data directly to SAP HANA, Teradata and open source EnterpriseDB Postgres infrastructures. With these additions, the target environments now supported by SharePlex include Oracle, SQL Server, SAP ASE, Java Message Service (JMS), SQL and XML files.
The software will become generally available on May 24.
The idea, according to Dell, is to help organizations grow, diversify and modernize their database infrastructure to better leverage improved performance from in-memory databases and move their analytics initiatives forward, while ensuring availability of their enterprise applications.
"SharePlex pioneered the concept of Oracle database replication, and customers around the world depend on it every day. Now, with the addition of support for SAP HANA, Teradata, and EnterpriseDB Postgres, Dell continues to evolve SharePlex to help customers grow and sustain an increasingly diverse database environment," said Darin Bartik, vice president of marketing, systems and information management, Dell, in a statement. "Whether structured or unstructured, proprietary or open source, on-premises or in the cloud, Dell is committed to supporting all data across all platforms. This deliberately agnostic approach enables us to meet customers where they are and help them get where they want to go next ... ."