The retail sector is currently experiencing seismic shifts that are forcing many companies to significantly change the way they operate. The drive toward ecommerce has been dramatically accelerated since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and retail organizations are scrambling to increase their investment in technology and modernize their operations.
This technical brief examines a difficult issue facing retail businesses today: how to make the right technology investments to better facilitate business-critical decisions from data, without affecting database performance or productivity.
An affordable solution is to split online transaction processing (OLTP) and report generation into separate systems. This allows users to run reports and data scientists to run analytics against a separate data warehouse instance that is constantly maintained to reflect the production system. Other important considerations when looking to improve operational efficiency and business resiliency include high availability, disaster recovery and load balancing.
This brief explains how many of these goals and objectives can be achieved using the SharePlex® by Quest data replication solution.