SOURCE: Vision Solutions, Inc.

Vision Solutions, Inc.

October 03, 2011 08:05 ET

Vision Solutions Announces Double-Take Share® 5.0

Double-Take Share 5.0 Software Allows Businesses of All Sizes to Share Data Easily Between Databases in Real-Time

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Vision Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets, today announced Double-Take Share 5.0, which allows users to share data easily between databases in real-time.

Double-Take Share 5.0, formerly known as Vision's Replicate1, provides easy, on-demand data sharing between leading database types in real-time. The software breaks barriers imposed by multiple databases, incompatible applications and disparate platforms making it easy to capture, replicate, transform and share information for greater productivity, higher profitability and immediate ROI. Based on open standards and Java technology, Double-Take Share's simple, table-based GUI comes with more than 60 prebuilt transformations and requires no programming, which significantly reduces administrative time and improves productivity.

Double-Take Share is ideal for organizations with two or more databases, either by design, merger or acquisition events, that need to share data between similar or dissimilar platforms, operating systems or databases. With Double-Take Share, organizations can share data in real-time and keep mission critical business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics applications fed with current information from multiple servers and databases. They can also migrate legacy data into new databases, consolidate data into centralized databases or data warehouses, and more.

Key Features of Double-Take Share 5.0
The Double-Take Share, the 5.0 release includes an impressive list of enhancements designed to improve database replication for Microsoft SQL Server environments while expanding support for numerous data types and properties. Double-Take Share 5.0 benefits include:

  • Enhanced replication for Microsoft SQL Server databases is provided through support for transaction log-based change data capture. The addition of log-based change data capture enhances replication performance and is less intrusive on database schema than trigger-based capture methods. Log-based change data capture provides users of Microsoft SQL Server databases with real-time replication and the highest level of data mobility between databases.

  • Expanded support for data types and data properties is provided through support for expressions (i.e. a combination of identifiers, values, and operators) in Unicode target columns, as well as by extension of the supported length of i5 characters to 32K, the maximum length now supported by DB2.

  • Enhanced flat file support allows multiple delimiters of up to 10 characters to be used, providing greater flexibility in formatting of flat files and easier data interchange.

Vision Solutions continues to enjoy impressive results following last year's acquisition of Double-Take Software, Inc. The global organization is realizing record growth in new sales of high availability, disaster recovery and data management software.

To learn more, download the white paper Real-Time Database Sharing: What Can It Do for Your Business?

Alan Arnold, executive vice president and chief technology officer with Vision Solutions:
"Release 5.0 strengthens the position of Double-Take Share in the Microsoft SQL Server environment. For organizations that want to use native SQL Server log-based change capture technology to replicate data to reporting servers for on-demand reports or business intelligence, for active-to-active bi-directional replication between servers, or for data migration to new database, operating system or hardware platforms, Double-Take Share 5.0 is a compelling solution."

Artem Shakhverdyan, Deputy Head of Integration Systems Department IT Block, Alfa-Bank
"Double-Take Share is a powerful tool for making data available in real-time across IT systems. Productivity and profitability are greatly improved when business decisions are based on data that is collected in real time rather than data that has aged for several hours or days."


About Vision Solutions
Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world's leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets. Vision's trusted Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA™ high availability and disaster recovery brands support business continuity, satisfy compliance requirements and increase productivity in physical and virtual environments. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products are backed by worldwide 24X7 customer support centers and a global partner network that includes IBM, HP, Microsoft, VMware and Dell. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA with offices worldwide. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter @VSIDTInfo and other popular social networks or call 1.800.957.4511 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 1.888.674.9495.