Dell Software Extends SharePlex to Optimize Data Integration and Analysis

  Dell Software Extends SharePlex to Optimize Data Integration and Analysis

  *New capabilities expand SharePlex beyond Oracle with dynamic data delivery
    to databases such as SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Hadoop, Netezza, Teradata
    and Greenplum

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- May 15, 2013

Dell Software  today announced the latest release of SharePlex™, a leading
data replication solution that now also supports near real-time data
integration to drive improved data warehousing, business intelligence and
analytics. Expanding on its heritage as a leading Oracle-to-Oracle data
replication solution, SharePlex 8.0 now enables users to capture and deliver
Oracle changed data to a variety of leading structured and unstructured
databases common in today’s heterogeneous IT environments.

News Facts:

The ongoing proliferation of structured and unstructured databases continues
to add complexity to the information management landscape, while creating the
need to better manage data across heterogeneous environments. Responding to
this need, Dell Software has evolved SharePlex beyond its traditional role as
an Oracle-to-Oracle replication solution in order to help customers keep up
with the demands of managing increasingly diverse database environments.

  *SharePlex 8.0 now enables customers to replicate Oracle data using Change
    Data Capture (CDC) to a variety of other databases, including leading
    structured databases such as SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Netezza, and
    Teradata, as well as emerging unstructured databases such as Hadoop and
    Greenplum.
  *With today’s global 24/7 operations requiring continuously up-to-date
    data, this new release of SharePlex replaces traditional data extraction
    with CDC, in which only data that has changed in the data sources is moved
    to the transfer and load components of the data aggregation process.

       *Besides significantly lower overhead, CDC is a faster process that
         brings an inherent method for addressing auditing and compliance
         concerns. It also facilitates better business intelligence and
         analytics by ensuring that only the most recent, most relevant data
         is analyzed.

  *In keeping with its legacy as a leading solution for Oracle high
    availability, SharePlex also offers new support for Oracle advanced
    security features including Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), and Hybrid
    Columnar Compression (HCC), which provides extended Oracle compression on
    Exadata platforms. TDE enables organizations to protect sensitive data by
    encrypting it, while HCC addresses expensive Exadata storage costs by
    enabling organizations to store more data on faster disks to maximize
    storage space and performance.

Availability and Pricing:

  *SharePlex 8.0 is available with perpetual and flexible term licensing for
    Oracle Enterprise Edition, as well as cost-effective pricing for Oracle
    Standard Edition.

Quote:

Darin Bartik, executive director, product management, Dell Software,
Information Management

“For 15 years, our customers have depended on SharePlex to manage
mission-critical transactional data in Oracle. Now, our customers can
replicate, integrate and analyze that data using the rest and best of their
database and data warehousing environment. The evolution of SharePlex with
version 8.0 represents another significant step in Dell Software’s commitment
to deliver the flexibility and simplicity required to support an increasingly
complex information management landscape.”

A Complete End-to-End Information Management Solution

SharePlex is part of Dell Software’s Information Management portfolio, which
makes it possible for organizations to simplify complex data environments and
unlock the power of information. Supported by one of the industry’s largest
user communities, Dell’s one vendor – one tool chain – all data approach
enables organizations to more easily manage, integrate and analyze data to
inform business decisions, increase innovation and drive new revenue streams.

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