HVR Software Review

Good stability and scalability, easy setup, and valuable compare feature

What is our primary use case?

I'm responsible for replicating the data from one source to another. It is constantly running, and we do nothing other than looking at monitoring reports. Once it is established, it is pretty much hands-off.

We are not using its latest version. We are slow to migrate to the new version. We wait until there is a need to upgrade, and we are generally one or two versions behind.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved the way our organization functions.

What is most valuable?

The compare feature is the most valuable piece of it.

What needs improvement?

The documentation can be laid out better to make it easier to find things, and I really wish there was built-in support for changing passwords.

Some features don't work as advertised for the platform/repository database, and HVR is not always the fastest at getting results.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We like its stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We like its scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

They are adequate.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used GoldenGate replication previously.

How was the initial setup?

Installing the software is really straightforward. Getting your replication stream working is a little bit more complicated, but it is not overly complicated.

What about the implementation team?

Its deployment was done in-house. It took weeks. 

There are two people to manage it and make sure that it is working. They are part of the data team or the infrastructure team making sure that we're building our analytic pipeline.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't have the exact information, but I know it is high, and it is on a yearly basis. There is no additional cost for what we're doing.

We're always open to doing things cheaper, so we might potentially implement a different solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Informatica, but one of the sources that we had was only supported with HVR. That's why we went with HVR.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate HVR an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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