Database replication is often used to offload queries from transactional systems to operational reporting databases, to deploy a database replica for failover or testing purposes, to enable distributed data processing across multiple databases, or to migrate data to a new data storage environment. Companies leverage database replication to improve information availability across the organization, protect mission-critical databases from unplanned incidents, and enhance the performance and availability of their databases and applications.

A database replication tool makes it easier for database administrators to implement, monitor, and manage replication processes. Instead of writing batch scripts or using database triggers, they can employ a database replication tool to carry out replication via wizards or graphical UIs that simplify and accelerate workflows.

Choosing the Right Database Replication Tool

Selecting the right database replication tool for your environment, needs and budget can be difficult. It is intuitive to leverage the replication features of your database or a database replication tool sold in conjunction with a specific database—such as for SQL Server replication or Oracle replication. However, a database-agnostic replication tool often proves to be the smarter choice in the long run.

Database vendor-provided solutions tend to be costly, complex and limited in terms of source and/or target database support. A third-party database replication tool can make it easier to capture and replicate data between various types of databases without the complications or licensing and maintenance costs associated with a tool like Oracle GoldenGate or IBM's DB2 replication solution.

A third-party database replication tool like Qlik Replicate (formerly Attunity Replicate) can provide you with powerful replication capabilities via an easy-to-use graphical interface while reducing replication latency and enabling real-time data integration through change data capture (CDC)—all at a substantially lower cost than and without the unnecessary vendor commitment associated with other tools.

An Affordable, Reliable High-Performance Database Replication Tool from Qlik (Attunity)

Qlik Replicate (formerly Attunity Replicate) is a powerful and reliable universal platform for data replication that ingests, replicates, moves, and streams data where you need it, when you need it—across all major database platforms, data warehouses, Hadoop, and the cloud. Leveraging high-performance data replication and CDC for database replication technologies, Qlik Replicate (formerly Attunity Replicate) enables efficient data delivery for the widest range of sources and targets with low-impact, real-time data integration.

With our database replication tool, there's no need to install agents on source or target systems. And our intuitive Click-2-Replicate designer eliminates the need for scripting and master DBA skills, letting you quickly and easily set up, implement, and manage full load and incremental database replications. We think you'll find Qlik Replicate (formerly Attunity Replicate) to be both quick to learn and quick to deliver measurable benefits, but we encourage you to try Replicate Express for free and carry out your own database replication tool comparison to find the solution that best fits your particular needs.