GoldenGate 9.0 Extends Support for MS SQL Server and DB2 z/OS

GoldenGate extends heterogeneous database capabilities with support for Microsoft SQL Server and DB2 z/OS for high availability and real-time data integration solutions

San Francisco, Calif., November 13, 2006, GoldenGate Software Inc. today announced the release of GoldenGate 9.0, extending the platform’s heterogeneous database capabilities by expanding support for Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB2 z/OS. GoldenGate 9.0 is in response to the large number of enterprise customers who run mission-critical applications on DB2 z/OS and who require continuous application availability in addition to the growing number of organizations who have deployed applications on MS SQL Server with a predominance for business intelligence, analytics, and reporting. Keeping applications continuously available and leveraging data transactions across the enterprise, in real-time, is increasingly important to improving the efficiency of business operations.

The number of organizations using the Microsoft SQL Server platform for critical data initiatives such as business intelligence and data warehousing is on the rise. According to a recent survey for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), a global community of users, SQL Server is a dominant database platform in markets such as financial services, technology, and government, with 70 percent of survey respondents already using the new Microsoft SQL Server 2005. The survey also revealed that 41 percent of enterprises have over 60 instances of the database running in their environment and 28 percent of survey respondents can tolerate “less than one to four hours” of downtime per year.

With GoldenGate for MS SQL Server, organizations can move data from source to target, in real-time, with no requirement for a middle tier. With minimal impact to the source system, GoldenGate reads the SQL Server database log, encrypts the committed transactions, and moves them across the network to one or many target systems. Additionally, because most environments need continuous uptime, GoldenGate moves the data bi-directionally while maintaining transaction integrity and in the event of a primary system outage, users are immediately pointed to the second fully synchronized system and business continues as usual.

“Real-time access to real-time information is becoming a requirement for today’s global enterprise, which places greater importance than ever on the value of data for initiatives like real-time business intelligence and reporting,” said Chris McAllister, director of product management for GoldenGate Software. “With GoldenGate 9.0, customers can use the same technology platform to keep their DB2 z/OS or Microsoft SQL Server application environments highly available providing application users ongoing access to real-time data transactions.”

New product features include:

  • Expanded Database Support: Expanded heterogeneity now includes support for Microsoft SQL Server and DB2 z/OS

  • Enhanced Capabilities for Critical Data Initiatives: GoldenGate 9.0 includes enhanced capabilities for high availability, disaster tolerance, and real-time data integration for real-time data warehousing and reporting

GoldenGate Software's TDM solutions enable customers to effectively maximize the performance, accessibility, and availability of the transactional data that drives mission-critical business processes. GoldenGate provides support for MS SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, DB2 z/OS, DB2 UDB, HP NonStop, Enscribe, Ingres, and MySQL.

Product Availability

GoldenGate 9.0 is generally available now. For more information, please contact

About GoldenGate Software

GoldenGate Software Inc. is a leader in transactional data management (TDM) solutions for maximizing the performance, accessibility, and availability of enterprise data. GoldenGate's technology offerings enable businesses to capture, route, transform, deliver, and verify transactional data in real time across heterogeneous IT environments. For more information, visit