SQL database replication is a process or technology that duplicates and delivers database objects and associated data from a SQL Server database to another database, a data warehouse, or other type of data repository. SQL database replication can be carried out according to a schedule or in real time. Itis commonly used to offload data to one or more secondary databases for batch processing or reporting purposes, migrate data to a different version or type of database, distribute data to remote offices or mobile users, or move data to a data warehouse.
Although SQL Server data replication utilities are available with some editions of Microsoft SQL Server, firms that use different types of databases or prefer easy-to-maintain tools may find that a third-party SQL database replication solution is a better fit for their needs.
Microsoft's built-in utilities for MSSQL replication offer users of certain editions of SQL Server a convenient way to implement SQL Server database replication. One challenge with SQL database replication is complexity. Native SQL Server replication involves a lot of moving parts, and day-to-day monitoring and maintenance can be time-consuming. Performance tuning, troubleshooting issues and replicating data to non-SQL environments can require users to learn new SQL replication processes that vary by environment. Moreover, heterogeneous SQL database replication has recently been deprecated, meaning users must now seek alternative solutions for delivering their SQL Server data to non-SQL Server databases.
If your company is looking for an easier way to implement SQL database replication, Attunity Replicate might be the best solution for you. Engineered for high-speed, high-performance replication from a wide range of source systems—including all major relational databases—Attunity Replicate is powerful database replication tool that automates basic replication tasks and accelerates data integration projects.
Our web-based Click-2-Replicate console streamlines replication workflows and eliminates the need for manual scripting, letting you focus on delivering data where it needs to be—instead of struggling with a new tool or scripting language. Attunity Replicate doesn't just make SQL database replication simpler. It lets you carry out replication tasks more efficiently and with minimal impact on your source systems. Our unique SQL CDC (change data capture) technology uses transaction logs to capture data changes and facilitate real-time data integration in the most efficient, non-intrusive manner possible.