Sybase, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, announced the latest version of Replication Server 12.6, which enables organizations to reduce the risk of database downtime by setting up redundant standby sites and synchronizing data across heterogeneous database platforms.

The enhanced symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) support in Replication Server 12.6 maximizes hardware resource utilization and gives applications with a real-time data requirement the capability to handle high transaction volumes with low latency. It allows enterprises to achieve business continuity for "always available" systems, data migration, data and transaction synchronization between the organization and mobile user, and data mart and data warehouse population. In addition, the embedded database makes it much easier to manage and administer, reducing operational management costs and the expertise required to manage replication environments.

Replication Server 12.6 supports high availability by propagating data to multiple locations for disaster recovery and a faster return to full deployment. It also supports very high uptimes without using a clustered database solution to reduce maintenance overhead. Unlike other data replication solutions currently on the market, Replication Server allows the disaster recovery site database to be leveraged for reporting purposes while functioning as a warm standby, enhancing an organization's return on disaster recovery assets. In addition, it offers customers the flexibility to move and synchronize data bidirectionally across heterogeneous database platforms including, Sybase Adaptive Server® Enterprise, Oracle, IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server.

"In the wake of the power outage that affected the East Coast and recent reports of natural disasters such as fires and hurricanes, companies are searching for technology solutions that promise to minimize downtime in the event of a disaster," said Carl Olofson, analyst program director at IDC. "With replication technology, such as Sybase Replication Server 12.6, the risks associated with the loss and downtime of critical business data should be minimized, in addition to allowing companies to leverage the disaster recovery site databases they create to generate reports, enhancing the return on their investment."

"With Replication Server 12.6, companies have the ability to move and synchronize data from other applications when and where it is needed," said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general manager, Sybase's Infrastructure Platform Group. "Replication Server is an important component of our Unwired Enterprise solutions, which help organizations manage data for maximum value and mobilize for access anytime, anywhere."

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