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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere 10 - Introduction » Overview of Data Exchange Technologies

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Comparing synchronization technologies

Data exchange technologies include synchronization, replication, messaging, and mobile web service technologies.

Data synchronization is the sharing of data among physically distinct databases. When an application modifies shared data at any one database, the changes are propagated to other databases in the synchronization system. Changes can be propagated by various means and through a variety of channels, allowing flexible application architecture while preserving data integrity.

SQL Anywhere offers two synchronization technologies:

The following table summarizes the characteristics of MobiLink and SQL Remote.

Synchronization technology Number of databases Connection Frequency Consolidated database types
MobiLink Large Occasional Medium Many options
SQL Remote Large Occasional Low SQL Anywhere

MobiLink characteristics
SQL Remote characteristics
Benefits of data synchronization