January 14, 2022

Eric Kelly

The perks of fast, efficient database replication

While it’s never pleasant to think about, it’s worth considering what may happen to your business in the event of a system failure significant enough to compromise mission-critical operations. Data recovery plans are a must in the modern business landscape, and data replication technology is one tool among many that can be used to keep your data safe and your business operational. So what do businesses do in order to get back on their feet in the wake of a catastrophic system failure? What happens to their data? The truth is, the aftermath of such an event depends on the business, and whether they’ve chosen to replicate their data using a synchronous or asynchronous procedure.

Asynchronous replication technology such as the Rapidi Replicator copies the data to the replica after it has been written to the primary storage. Generally, the asynchronous replication process can happen either in close to real-time, or in measured increments. The Rapidi Replicator, as with all asynchronous replication technology, is extremely bandwidth efficient and expeditious, while also being an excellent solution where long-distance information relay is involved, due to the irrelevance of the minor lag which accumulates when the data is transmitted over longer distances.

Synchronous and asynchronous replication differ predominantly in regards to the timing in which data is written to the replica itself. In a synchronous setup, the replication technology will write data to the secondary storage location and the primary simultaneously, in near-real time; in other words, the primary and the replica are always synchronized within moments of each other. This means information retrieved in the wake of a system failure is likely to be near-identical to the information relevant at the time of the failure itself.

What Does Asynchronous Replication Mean for My Business?

Rapidi Replicator is one example of an asynchronous replication product which offers clients on-demand software-as-a-service solutions for their data replication needs. It is a cloud-hosted technology that works seamlessly with a variety of popular ERPs. When a business chooses Rapidi Replicator, they choose a fully scalable replication technology designed to grow alongside their business, be it from three to thirty databases, or three to three hundred databases. This cutting-edge data replication technology makes it so that the data exchange is centralized and can be managed from anywhere, at any point in time, ensuring that every functionality is right at you or your team’s fingertips.

Alt attribute: Rapidi’s data replication solutions help centralize the data management process, whether your databases number a few dozen or a few hundred.

Rapidi’s data replication solutions help centralize the data management process, whether your databases number a few dozen or a few hundred.

Asynchronous Replication Pros:

• Is your data being replicated over large distances? No problem. Replication over significant distances suffer from latency, and due to the real-time (or near-real time) process of synchronous replication setups, application performance can be affected. This will not be the case with asynchronous replication.

• Asynchronous replication technology tends to be easier on the wallet, and very cost-effective.

• Asynchronous replication is not affected by WAN interruptions.

• Higher resilience; two points of failure including both primary and replicated data sets will induce service loss. Synchronous replication processes are more susceptible to viruses.

• Generally more compatible with a wider array of products and applications.

• Asynchronous replication requires minimal bandwidth, in contrast to synchronous replication which requires LAN bandwidth between requisite servers, and in special circumstances may require specialized hardware.

Like any high-quality asynchronous replication service, Rapidi Replicator is a cost-effective solution which is both simple to set up and intuitive to use, enabling your team to access flawless data even in the case of low bandwidth. Data exchange can occur as either a solely web-based service or as a hybrid service, meaning that data is replicated and stored locally, despite being configured online. Rapidi Replicator is cloud-hosted and compatible with many popular ERPs, including all variations of Microsoft Dynamics (including legacy editions). And in the event that an out-of-the-box solution doesn’t fit perfectly, Rapidi can create a custom solution that is optimized for your business.

The best data replication technology empowers its users with the most convenient, accessible, and secure processes available for data management and retrieval. When you choose Rapidi, you are choosing technology that has not only stood the test of time, but has risen to meet it. Leading experts in the fields of data integration and replication, Rapidi’s informative and involved support team is able to answer any inquiries one may have regarding operations, compatibility, security or reliability—before, during, and after the installation process. Excited to learn about the possibilities that Rapidi has in store for your enterprise? Click here to learn more.