2021-02-24T21:43:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Equalum?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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Hendrik Oskar Schouten - PeerSpot reviewer
Partner at Gulf Consulting
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2021-04-05T14:13:00Z
Apr 5, 2021

We are Equalum consultants for our clients. We sell it as a service and we're selling it as a product. We are using the SaaS version but the predominant request from clients is to have it on-premises. That's more because of political reasons, as the public cloud is not really trusted too much.

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Senior Software Engineer at a retailer with 201-500 employees
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2021-03-14T06:54:00Z
Mar 14, 2021

We use it for micro-batching of Kafka topics, which is like small, little bits of clickstream data. For almost all our use cases, the target of the data goes into our data warehousing solution, Snowflake. We also take large XML files from multiple parties, transform them, and put them into our Snowflake.

SK
Software Engineer Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-03-10T14:39:00Z
Mar 10, 2021

We were looking for some ETL tools.

Joel Buck - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Enterprise Architecture at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
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2021-03-09T21:07:00Z
Mar 9, 2021

* Change data capture * Data streaming Right now, it is on-premises. We will also be having the solution on the cloud.

RM
Managing Director at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
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2021-03-08T06:56:00Z
Mar 8, 2021

Equalum is used to take legacy data, siloed data and information in the enterprise, and integrate it into a consolidated database that is then used, for the most part, for data transaction, whether it's an actual transaction within the enterprise itself, or a BI dashboard. BI dashboards and analytics are a big area, but overall the main use case is for large data integration across disparate data sources. The way it's deployed is a combination of on-premises and cloud. It's mainly on-prem, but in Japan and Korea, the adoption of cloud is definitely nowhere near the same as in North America or even Europe. So most of it is deployed on-prem, but there is some hybrid connectivity, in terms of targets being in the cloud and legacy sources being on-prem. Next-gen infrastructure is hosted in the cloud, either by a global partner like AWS, or by their own data infrastructure, in more of a hosted scenario. The other model that we're looking at with a couple of partners is a managed service model, whereby Equalum is hosted in the partner's cloud and they provide multi-tenancy for their mainly SME customers.

SK
Database Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-02-24T21:43:00Z
Feb 24, 2021

We use it for replication. We have databases and SQL Server. There is some data that needs to go to Oracle for the application team because the application is connected to Oracle Databases, but the back-end application is connected to SQL Server. Then, we create workflows, where SQL Server is the source, Oracle is the target, and all the tables in SQL Server replicate to Oracle. We have 59 flows for five Databases. These go into production, development, and staging multiplied by three. This is how many flows that we have.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 23, 2022
I don’t see any prices online for Equalum’s software. Does that mean it's free to use?
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Nov 23, 2022
I've never used this but upon online research, their services are paid but they don't offer their price listing online. I guess that's so they can provide you with a personal offer based on your situation. It's not an uncommon practice - other companies do it too. I guess you can email them for an offer with the specific needs you have and they'll reach out to you and offer you the prices of their services. I find that a little inconvenient but I guess that's their strategy. If you're looking specifically for a free Oracle solution, by the way, then their LogMiner tool is your answer.
Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech blogger
Nov 23, 2022
No, it's not free but you can benefit from a free trial, though. There's an option to try their platform for a limited amount of time, so that may be useful to help you decide if you want to continue with them, or not. Additionally, they provide a demo, based on the specifics of your case, which is also convenient. I'm not sure what the price of their services is at the moment, as I don't work at an organization that uses them anymore, but after the demo and/or free trial, you can contact them for further information and I'm sure they'll respond with details.
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 23, 2022
What are the benefits of Equalum as compared to Oracle's native tool?
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Nov 23, 2022
You'd want to use the Equalium Oracle Binary Log Parser because it's just better than the LogMiner. Sure, LogMiner is made by Oracle and probably the team knows some insight to make it efficient that outside companies and tools don't, but in reality, it's got its issues. LogMiner wasn't built to analyze massive amounts of changes, and when Oracle introduced its version 19c, things just got complicated. Like literally, the load increased, LogMiner slowed, and we can speak of overload for sure. The solution that Equalum provided fixes the problems that Oracle created for itself, and it does it in a very good way. That's why you should consider it over the native tool of the database, in my humble opinion.
Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech blogger
Nov 23, 2022
Basically, if you want to make your life easier, you'd use Equalum and not Logminer. And what's more, you could use Logminer if you wanted to through Equalum. What happens is you're given a tool that integrates seamlessly through all Oracle databases and it works very fast for data replication while providing good results. The Equalum tool gives you different features and handles larger workloads of databases than Logminer or competitors. That's a good reason on its own, but you can also replicate data using this tool through Logminer, except that by using Equalum be avoiding the 19c issues of Oracle.
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