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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere 11 - Introduction » Working with Databases » Overview of data exchange technologies » Comparing synchronization technologies


Benefits of data synchronization

Data availability

One of the key benefits of a data synchronization system is that data is made available locally, rather than through potentially expensive, less reliable, and slow connections to a single central database. Data is accessible locally even in the absence of any connection to a central database, so you are not cut off from data in the event of a failure of a network connection.

Response time

Synchronization improves response times for data requests for two reasons. Retrieval rates are faster because requests are processed on a local server, without accessing a wide area network. Also, local processing offloads work from a central database server so that competition for processor time is decreased.

Challenges for synchronization technologies
Consolidated and remote databases
Propagation methods
Choosing a synchronization technology