Data Management Duo Keeping Data Real
Lakeview and OuterBay come out with ways to juggle data replication and management while retaining real-time access to that data.Lakeview Technology Inc. and OuterBay Technologies are coming out with ways to juggle data replication and management while retaining real-time access to that data. Lakeview, of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., is getting ready to roll out OmniReplicator 4.0, a major update to its data replication software that reflects an important architecture overhaul with the introduction of Java and multithreading. The re-architecture is geared to provide better resource allocation and system resource conservation and also features less polling of tables or other data structures to determine if work needs to be performed. According to company officials, the result is performance that measures between three and 10 times faster than the previous iteration. OmniReplicator 4.0 features a new synchronization capability that combines the tools previous Copy and change-based Replication features. The new synchronization feature takes a snapshot of database tables while continuing to capture ongoing data changes. It then applies the changes automatically.
Lakeview also added a new GUI for monitoring and control. The new GUI accompanies the current OmniDirector GUI and lets users check the progress of data movement without according them the right to change it. This protects sensitive transactional or customer data from getting tinkered with by administrators while in transit but retains administrators ability to keep control of the replication process, officials said. Alternatively, the new GUI, called OmniConsole, allows monitoring and control from the command line.