Arcion, which helps companies replicate data from production databases so that it can be used to perform analytics on storage platforms such as Databricks and Snowflake, today launched Arcion Cloud, a managed data replication service that Arcion says works “without a single line of code.”
Last month, Arcion raised a $13 million Series A round for its replication service. It comes at a time when enterprises increasingly need to replicate data from production databases like Oracle and MySQL to perform advanced analytics on the data, including running it through powerful applications like AI. In September, data integration giant Fivetran acquired HVR, which specializes in data replication, raising $565 million at a valuation of $5.6 billion.
Like HVR, Arcion uses something called “change data capture” (CDC), which allows companies to replicate data in real time. CDC refers to identifying the changes in the source data and then synchronizing only those changes for replication, improving efficiency. Another competing replication service is Oracle Golden Gate, which is best used for data replication from Oracle to Oracle.
Today’s Arcion Cloud release is the industry’s first fully managed CDC data replication as a service that enables enterprises to “deploy high-performance, high-volume data pipelines in minutes instead of months,” the company said in a press release. The company added that the platform provides interoperability for popular database technologies in just a few clicks, initially including three sources, Oracle, MySQL and Snowflake, and three targets, Databricks, Snowflake and SingleStore.
While APIs have been used to connect SaaS tools, data residing in corporate transactional databases is usually locked by design to ensure performance and security. This has made extracting business data a time-consuming, resource-intensive task – resulting in slower analytics and unsustainable costs, given the increasing scale of real-time data.
The company said Arcion Cloud is available on AWS USA and will support Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud by the end of 2022.
This post Arcion Cloud Improves Database Replication with Databricks, Snowflake
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