Boost Application Availability with OpenEdge 11.7

Boost Application Availability with OpenEdge 11.7

Posted on May 23, 2017 0 Comments
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With Replication Target Synchronization and Online Index Activation, OpenEdge 11.7 aims to improve application uptime by offering a high availability environment for you and your customers.

In today’s fast-paced digital world, no company can afford downtime. Applications form the foundation of operations for companies across the globe, and downtime—whether unplanned or intended—can result in substantial setbacks. Enterprises are now taking steps to maximize 24x7x365 uptime by creating a high availability (HA) environment for their business applications. Business continuity involves three aspects—people, process, and technology. Planning in advance for all of these aspects will ensure your success when a disaster strikes.

With the Progress OpenEdge 11.7 release, high availability was a key focus point. Achieving high availability involves ensuring that the complete application can continue to function in every scenario—disasters, maintenance, stress and more. OpenEdge is better equipped to do this than ever before, thanks to the implementation of two new features:

  • Replication Target Synchronization, which provides a three-pronged failover approach for ongoing maintenance and automatic transition in the case of unplanned downtime.
  • Online Index Activation, which enables businesses to add new indexes to the schema without disrupting the existing application.

These two features further improve the way applications access information and systems, giving users the ability to be more responsive—all while bolstering the customer experience with anytime, anywhere access.

Replication Target Synchronization

In two backup database setups, all backup databases fail when one fails. Replication Target Synchronization ensures businesses are never at risk from a single point of failure.

With Replication Target Synchronization, businesses can facilitate flexible, ongoing maintenance to their production machines. At the point of failure, the first backup database automatically kicks in as the primary database, while the second replicated database establishes itself as the backup database. Businesses can also configure the RDBMS for automatic or manual transitions so they can handle maintenance as well as unexpected or unplanned downtime.

Online Index Activation

In the past, adding a new index to schema required businesses to shut the database down. With Online Index Activation, enterprises can add indexes at their convenience, but deploy changes when ready without disrupting the application. Not only does this make changes easy to implement, it also minimizes planned downtime to improve productivity.  

Today, there is more pressure than ever for businesses to be always on and always available. The enterprise ecosystem has expanded to include customers, employees, partners and suppliers—and all of these stakeholders are demanding services be available 24x7x365. With OpenEdge 11.7, we’ve taken great strides toward helping enterprises maintain their uptime through Replication Target Synchronization and Online Index Activation.

Replication Target Synchronization and Online Index Activation are enhancements within OpenEdge Replication, an add-on product for OpenEdge RDBMS, and available now for both Workgroup and Enterprise editions. To learn more, contact your account manager or test drive OpenEdge 11.7 today.

For more information about OpenEdge 11.7, check out our release webinar and read our new ebook, Building Business Applications of the Future.

Tanya O’Connor

Tanya O’Connor

Tanya O’Connor is a former senior director of product marketing at Progress.


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