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I am part of a consulting firm and we build database solutions for our customers. Oracle GoldenGate is one of the products that we assist our clients with. It is primarily used to replicate data from the main database to a backup server.
The areas we use for this product for is centralizing the collection of hospital data. In Saudi Arabia there are five special hospitals and each branch there is a local facility for data entry. Users enter data in the local database in their branches and the data is collected in a centralized database that is also in Saudi Arabia. These tools use criteria to identify cases that are similar in different hospital branches to help in diagnosis and treatment. I am working on this project to serve as the administrator for the database. Before this, I joined a lot of projects, sometimes part-time, in Cairo and I gained 18 years of experience working on databases in the maritime ports in Arab countries and in hospitals in Arab countries, in Cairo, in Egypt, in Iraq, in parts of Spain and around the Arabian Sea. My primary responsibility is to make centralized data available.
Right now we use GoldenGate adapt tools to integrate the Oracle database with Microsoft DataPoint. We also use GoldenGate for CDB and as a sophisticated feature for auditing on records and to help with records capture by GoldenGate.
We are a reseller, and we implement this solution for our clients. They are generally either government or financial institutions. These clients use other Oracle technologies for tasks such as identity management and business intelligence. This solution is used to replicate the data for purposes such as disaster recovery and high availability.
We implement this solution for our customers, and our most recent deployment was for a client in France. The solution involved one central database and ten replicas that were distributed to the local offices. The central database is automatically updated as the replicas are changed, and similarly, when the central database is modified, each of the local copies is updated accordingly.
Our primary use for this solution is the replication of data between heterogeneous environments to implement a data hub. We use this for reporting purposes or to publish data to the various systems (acquire and publish technique) using multiple technologies and multiple platforms. They are typically Oracle DBs on Oracle platforms, with some different types of databases, like Teradata, and also sourcing data into Hadoop Big Data.
The primary usage of the product is to transform data from one database to another, for an application.
The primary use case, generally speaking, is either data migration or data loading from an OLTP system to a data warehouse. It's probably Oracle's primary product for migration to the cloud, to later migrate from on-premises into cloud with zero downtime.