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SQL Server mirroring competes with Oracle Streams

In this article we see that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 has a new “mirroring” features, very simulate to the Oracle 10g Streams replication:


Maintaining synchronized copies of a database on two separate servers allows switching between them on an as needed basis, reversing roles of partners participating in the mirroring session, (the former principal becomes the mirror and vice versa). With database mirroring, this process can be automated, which requires the presence of another instance of SQL Server 2005


Of course, with MSSQL being a latecomer to the market, Oracle10g Streams has a huge head-start, and we suspect that the Oracle 10g Streams solution is far superior.


For details on Oracle 10g Streams, see Madhu Tumma’s $9.95 book “Oracle Streams”



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