Database Transfer: Why You Need It, How To Do It

Database Transfer: Why You Need It, How To Do It

Among all the confusing terms we use when talking about information, database transfer is one of the least understood. But regardless of which industry you’re in, you’re probably doing database transfer every day. And you’re likely spending way more time, money and effort on it than you need to. Database transfer means moving a database from one physical, or logical, location to another for any reason. It can cover a wide variety of use cases, which we’ll describe below. Unlike database sharing, database transfer doesn’t imply that different parties are sending and receiving the data. But like database sharing, the ease and speed of how you transfer data is critical to saving money and focusing on your business, while giving your employees, customers and business partners the information they need. Let’s look at some of the use cases that fall under the heading of data transfer, and at the common technical requirements they share. Migration: Moving data from one location to another, without leaving a copy at the source. Replication: Creating multiple copies of the same database and reconciling differences among them. Backup and restore: Creating a second copy of a database for use in disaster recovery or business continuity, and copying it back to a production system to replace a lost primary copy. Supply chain: Making production data available to suppliers, customers or multiple internal facilities to coordinate production or shipments or to compare pricing. Government data sharing: Making government economic, environmental, scientific, legal or other information easily available to the public. Integrate and Automate Integration is the combination of data from multiple internal or external sources. It allows users to create, view and analyze data in their own database platforms and then combine their data with that of others for a broader view of a problem or a process. Such fast, easy and cost-effective information transfer is a critical requirement for a growing number of public and private information users. One federal agency, for example, resorted to mailing thumb drives and cutting and pasting data in spreadsheets to integrate audit data from regional facilities. A major aerospace manufacturer sought our DataPortal software to share detailed parts requirements with potential suppliers. In developing countries, retailers and manufacturers could transfer data without the expense and effort of implementing legacy technology such as EDI. What’s common across all these use cases? That you don’t want anyone from your employees to your...

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A Visual Explanation of DataPortal™ vs. EDI – Our Data Sharing Infographic

A Visual Explanation of DataPortal™ vs. EDI – Our Data Sharing Infographic

In the past, sharing complex data over the web in a quick and efficient manner was a daunting, and often times, overwhelming  process. Until now! We’ve developed an easy to use, web based software application that takes the stress, aggravation and expense out of sharing complex data over the web. Meet DataPortal™. To help demonstrate the simplicity of DataPortal™ and why it is the best solution for your data sharing needs, we’ve put together this amazing data sharing infographic that will walk you through the ins and outs of DataPortal™. We cover the basics from what sets DataPortal™ apart from other data sharing tools like EDI to how DataPortal™ works and who has has success with it. Scroll down to learn more » Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of:...

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