New GoldenGate tool finds database discrepancies

GoldenGate released a new tool for keeping database information in synch.

GoldenGate Software has released a new tool that can root out data discrepancies between databases without interrupting their use, the company announced on Monday.

Called Veridata, the software aims to help reduce the time it takes to compare large volumes of data across database applications. It can also help companies stay in compliance with regulatory requirements and keep backup databases up to date, according to GoldenGate, in San Francisco.

The product can compare data sets in "live" databases at very high speed, according to GoldenGate, something the company claims is unique. It has applied for a patent covering the technology.

Version 1 of the tool can compare one target and one source database. It currently works with Oracle databases and Hewlett-Packard Co.'s NonStop databases, although GoldenGate said it plans to support additional platforms soon. Pricing information wasn't immediately available.

Users select pertinent tables or data fields in the target and source databases and then run the tool. While information in the databases continues to be updated, the tool spots persistent discrepancies and reports them.

New regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act make executives more accountable for their data. Cutting down on discrepancies between databases helps ensure company information is accurate, GoldenGate said.

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