Abhijit Arun GujareSr. Oracle DBA at a comms service provider
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The core features of the solution we like are the reliability of the data transfer and the accuracy of data read and write. The stability of the solution is also excellent."
"There are some capabilities within SharePlex where you can see how the data is migrating and if it still maintains good data integrity. For example, if there are some tables that get out of sync, there are ways to find them and fix the problem on the spot. Since these are very common issues, we can easily fix these types of problems using utilities, like compare and repair. So, if you find something is out of sync, then you can just repair that table. It basically syncs that table from source to target to see if there are any differences. It will then replicate those differences to the target."
"Because of the volume of the transactions, we heavily use a feature that allows SharePlex to replicate thousands of transactions. It's called PEP, Post Enhancement Performance, and that has helped us scale tremendously."
"The most valuable feature is SQL Search."
"The reporting features need improvement. It would be very good for users to have a clear understanding of the status of replication."
"I don't know how easy it would be to change the architecture in an already implemented replication. For example, if we have a certain way of architecting for a particular database migration and want to change that during a period of time, is that an easy or difficult change? There was a need for us to change the architecture in-between the migration, but we didn't do it. We thought, "This is possibly complicated. Let's not change it in the middle because we were approaching our cutover date." That was one thing that we should have checked with support about for training."
"I would like the solution to have some kind of machine learning and AI capabilities. Often, if we want to improve the performance of posting, we have to bump up a parameter. That means we need to stop the process, come up with a figure that we want to bump the parameter up to, and then start SharePlex. Machine learning and AI capabilities for these kinds of improvement would tremendously help boost productivity for us."
"The biggest problem with the Redgate SQL Toolbelt is just how heavy it is; it seems to take a lot of resources."
"It is not as expensive as Oracle GoldenGate and has worked really well within our budgets."
"It's really good value for the money. There are some things they could improve on, but in terms of the pricing, features, and support, as a holistic package, we are not thinking of anything else at this point in time."
"The cost is about $3,500 USD per individual to buy, and then it's about 20% per year for renewal."
SharePlex database replication empowers your organization to achieve its database goals now and into the future. Make use of built-in monitoring, conflict resolution, data comparison and synchronization capabilities backed by award-winning support.
Redgate's SQL Toolbelt contains the industry-standard products for SQL Server development, deployment, backup, and monitoring. Together, they make you productive, your team agile, and your data safe.
Thousands of SQL Server professionals rely on the SQL Toolbelt every day, because it’s reliable, easy to use, and plugs in to the tools they already use for application development.
Quest SharePlex is ranked 5th in Database Development and Management with 3 reviews while Redgate SQL Toolbelt is ranked 6th in Database Development and Management with 1 review. Quest SharePlex is rated 9.4, while Redgate SQL Toolbelt is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Quest SharePlex writes "Real-time replication means our data is available almost instantaneously if an issue occurs in one of our data centers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Redgate SQL Toolbelt writes "SQL Search and change automation functionality help us manage our code repository and databases". Quest SharePlex is most compared with Oracle GoldenGate, Qlik Replicate, HVR Software, AWS Database Migration Service and SSIS, whereas Redgate SQL Toolbelt is most compared with IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, Devart dotConnect, DBmaestro Database Source Control and SQL Sentry.
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