Microsoft SQL Server Replication

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Data systems don’t have to be fragile. Cultivate a more stable server environment with a cutting-edge SQL Server replication solution.

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Why use Microsoft SQL Server Replication?

A distributed data system is one in which the storage and processing of data are distributed across multiple physical systems. This allows the system to more robustly handle errors, bottlenecks, data loss, and remain more generally stable.

If your company handles a lot of data, runs a lot of hosted database programs, runs simultaneous functions, or a combination of all three, it is likely that you would benefit from replication. Microsoft SQL Server replication creates more fault tolerance and keeps the system running even if multiple processing errors or failures occur.

Types of replication available within Microsoft SQL Server:

Snapshot Replication:
In Snapshot replication an entire copy of the data to be replicated is moved to the target server. This is a good choice for smaller databases where it is acceptable for the data to be perhaps a day old. Since Snapshot replication is copying entire tables it doesn’t need to have primary keys on tables. When it’s impossible to modify table structures Snapshot replication may be the best way to replicate.
Transactional Replication:
Typically used in larger databases, this method only updates changes to data, rather than replicating it entirely every time there is an update. It is a good choice when you want to move functions (such as reporting) off the primary server, but still need real-time data.
Transactional Replication with updatable subscriptions:
This is similar to Transactional Replication but updates are allowed to subscribe. This may be an alternative to Merge Replication in some cases. XTIVIA can help you determine if this type of replication would work for your organization.
Merge Replication:
Merge Replication allows users to “merge” data back onto the primary server. This is commonly used in applications where someone, perhaps a Sales representative, needs to download information, make updates to that information while disconnected from the primary database, then apply updates when reconnected.

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