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2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Quest SharePlex?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Quest SharePlex, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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KW
Oracle DBA at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-29T18:17:00Z
29 June 22

I rate Quest SharePlex nine out of ten. SharePlex is a mature product now, but it is highly versatile. It can reach a broader platform and database market than it does now. And I think that's probably what Quest is working on. My biggest lesson is that you can find ways to simplify areas of a product to achieve market value. Even something complex like a logical application can be simplified for administrators.

AA
Sr. Oracle DBA at Cisco
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-22T11:04:00Z
22 March 21

It's very simple to use and to install and the support they provide helps with the return on investment. It helps you achieve high availability for your applications. We haven't used SharePlex for upgrades and migrations simply because, having replicated the data to our other data center, we can bring down the data center where we want to do the upgrade or the migration, and have the data backlogged in the other data center. When we are done with the upgrade, we just get the data posted, in SharePlex terms. I would highly recommend SharePlex for beginners or even for people who are evaluating other products or doing proofs of concept. Try it out in your production and you won't be disappointed. It just works. Install it and forget about it.

ManishJain7 - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect, Database Administration at Maximus
MSP
Top 20
2021-03-15T00:51:00Z
15 March 21

SharePlex provides real-time activity screens. You need to install a separate tool for this, which is also provided by Quest called Foglight. These solutions work well together. Right now, we are using Foglight only for SharePlex monitoring. The Foglight interface is pretty neat. Whatever presentations I have given to my management, they have been pretty impressed by its GUI. It gives a pretty cool description and display of your replication status. SharePlex has been a good fit for us because it was not as expensive compared to GoldenGate. It was also stable compared to AWS DMS. It was a good product for what we were looking for and within our budget too. Overall, we have been satisfied with this product. There is no reason not to use it. I would rate the solution at a nine out of 10.

Ahmad Abdulfattah - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Architect at One Identity
Real User
Leaderboard
2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
25 September 19

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would advise others that they have the ability to get a lot out of the solution. It has a lot of potential for deployment. You can use it for reporting, for data recovery, for backup, for replication, for updates, and for migration. It can be very useful for many applications. I would rate the solution 9.5 out of ten. It's even better than the Oracle solution, in my opinion.

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Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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ManishJain7 - PeerSpot reviewer
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15 March 21
It is not as expensive as Oracle GoldenGate and has worked really well within our budgets.
AA
Sr. Oracle DBA at Cisco
22 March 21
It's really good value for the money. There are some things they could improve on, but in terms of the pricing, features, and support, as a holistic package, we are not thinking of anything else at this point in time.
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Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Quest SharePlex? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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Ahmad Abdulfattah - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Architect at One Identity
25 September 19
The core features of the solution we like are the reliability of the data transfer and the accuracy of data read and write. The stability of the solution is also excellent.
ManishJain7 - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect, Database Administration at Maximus
15 March 21
There are some capabilities within SharePlex where you can see how the data is migrating and if it still maintains good data integrity. For example, if there are some tables that get out of sync, there are ways to find them and fix the problem on the spot. Since these are very common issues, we can easily fix these types of problems using utilities, like compare and repair. So, if you find something is out of sync, then you can just repair that table. It basically syncs that table from source to target to see if there are any differences. It will then replicate those differences to the target.
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