Business Considerations: Using Data Replication for Operational Synchronization
Continuing dependence on system interoperability for data synchronization, coupled with rapid acceleration of data volume growth combine to create growing challenges associated with data consistency, accuracy, and reliability. Without a strategy for enabling operational synchronization, your organization risks not having the ability to support those critical real-time activities that business processes increasingly demand.
Enabling operational synchronization using data replication provides those key benefits that can be accrued by ensuring access to consistent and current data, such as:
- Systemic data consistency: Operational synchronization enables data accuracy and coherence of shared data sets that are physically distributed across different systems so as to maintain consistency in business operations.
- Increased productivity: Enabling visibility into a shared, unified view of critical data entities such as customers, products, vendors & suppliers (among others) assembled from among a variety of sources reduces confusion about the determination of a source of record, eliminate busy work associated with repeated reconciliations, thereby increasing productivity.
- Increased reliability: Operational synchronization enables multiple systems to effectively run in parallel. By enabling continued operations and uptime with a pool of platforms, you gain increased reliability and reduced downtimes during scheduled maintenance, unscheduled outages, and planned migrations.