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RE: SharePlex

From: Nick Wagner <>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 15:04:23 -0800
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I know a little of their product... but I think you should be well aware of the limitations before attempting to implement it. Here are a couple of questions to ask the technical folks over there...  

  1. What happens when someone applies an Oracle Financials patch to the system. What is the procedure?
  2. Do you have anyone else running Financials 11i that you could talk to as a reference?
  3. Do they support IOT's? (Which Financials has a lot of)
  4. How much downtime is normally associated with something like adding a new table or dropping one from replication?


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 3:44 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

We are not running 9i but, sorry for not including that earlier. We are rolling out to our international offices and we basically have offices in every time zone. I'm looking at SharePlex for HA, reporting use, and potentially migrating from HP to Linux. They will be on Linux next month.  


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 4:59 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L


    SharePlex does the same basic thing that Oracle does for the logical standby, as a matter of fact if your running 9i why not use that instead of Quests's pricey tool? I don't believe there is any additional cost to using logical standby over the second server license that your going to have to pay anyway.  

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA
Oracle Certified 8i DBA

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 5:14 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L


Quest is trying to sell us a product named SharePlex. It sounds very attractive, but then sales people are supposed to be good at that. We are a mid sized company, about 2.2 billion per year, running Financials 11.5.7. We are interested in this for HA and for reporting instance use.

We use Cognos as our query tool and the owners of this product tells me that we can't tune the SQL it emits. It makes pretty poor choices, which is not surprising for a gooey, sticky tool designed for end users. It is sort of pretty and if you can drool you too can generate cross products. Anyway , I'd like to get them off the production box.


Does SharePlex allow you to stay close to the production instance in time? Does the store and forward work well? Do you love it? Hate it? Anything you'd like to say about this product I'd like to hear

Thanks in advance   

        Allan L. Nelson
Oracle DBA
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