Quest SharePlex Primary Use Case

Architect, Database Administration at Maximus

We use Quest SharePlex for a specific reason. We are migrating from on-premise to cloud.

SharePlex is a replication service. We are using it to do the migration of our databases to AWS Cloud. Once everything is migrated, then we won't be using the solution.

We have small to very large databases in terms of size. We were looking at a solution where we could cut down the migration window. We wanted to cut down the outage window and reduce the overall cost of migration to the cloud. For example, if there was a very large amount of data, e.g., five or 10 terabytes, and we were trying to migrate that database over a weekend, then that it is a risky proposition. We were looking for a solution where we could do a migration before the cutover time, then keep it in sync. So, when we were at a point when we were ready to switch, then we could just stop the replication and bring everything up in the cloud. That was our main use case for using SharePlex.

We started on version 9.2. Now, we are on version 10.

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Ahmad Abdulfattah
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees

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