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Accelerate the transfer of high-volume data to production!

Minimize user downtime during data update with DROPS WAP

DROPS WAP, an efficient way to handle updates to high volume data:

  1. Copy the new file into a workspace
  2. Synchronize the data from the previous production file (real-time replication)
  3. Replace the previous production file by the new file in a few seconds (data and access paths included) during a short maintenance window
Changing a file structure can be fast … but copying in a billion records not so quick

Philippe Magne, ARCAD Software

24X7 environments have very limited maintenance windows

If a developer wishes to change the structure of a file then in most cases the data will need to be copied from the old to the new file structure and mapped to the correct fields before it can be put into production. Many applications have files which contain hundreds of millions, even billions of records. This copy/map process could therefore take many hours, sometimes days.  Traditional release management processing works serially resulting in large periods of downtime when promoting large files into production.  Since many environments need to be available 24X7 this length of downtime is often unacceptable hence the changes are postponed for months until a sufficiently large maintenance window can be allocated or they never happen.  This can impact the business.



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