• Subject: RE: Solicitation for product recommendations
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 15:45:41 -0500

I would look into Symbiator (www.symbiator.com).  I wish we would have
before we started using Data Mirror.  The mapping front end to Symbiator is
1000000% times easier than DataMirror.  It's basically drag and drop.  DM
isn't.  Also, if you have longer that 10 character field names in DM, you
must set up aliases for them fields.  Symbiator does not require this.

All replication products are expensive, but try them out and make sure they
work before you buy them.

BTW, both of them will not work with SQL Character (or was it Text?) Data
Type fields.  But, the good thing is Symbiator tells you you can't do it
when you're mapping, but DM simply bombs when it trys to map this type of
data.

DM does work pretty good for AS/400 to As/400 replication, but I think
Symbiator is easier all around since their GUI front end also works for
mapping As/400 to As/400, DM is green screen.  (one case where I'd prefer a
GUI...<bg>)

Bradley V. Stone
BVS/Tools
http://www.bvstools.com




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Boucher [mailto:RBoucher@stanpac.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 11:42 AM
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: Solicitation for product recommendations
> 
> 
> We are a very small shop, but with our foot to the pedal <g>. 
>  We now have
> three different applications for which we extract data from 
> the AS/400 and
> send it to the NT network (and probably more to follow).  We 
> are looking for
> recommendations for a product that will allow us to automate 
> and MANAGE the
> transfer of these extract files to the network.
> 
> All three of these processes have the common thread that they 
> need to have
> their extracted data sent from physical files on the AS/400 
> to the network
> when the extracts have completed running (submitted jobs 
> running in batch).
> 
> Requirements:
> 1) It MUST be able to handle zoned negative numbers (like 
> Client Access).
> 
> (Hopeful) Requirements:
> 2) Data transfers can be initiated from a batch job running 
> on the AS/400.
> 3) We don't have to pay attention to it because it runs by 
> itself without
> errors.
> 
> Wishful thinking
> 4) If errors do occur I only have to look one place to see 
> what the errors
> were.
> 
> 
> We are willing to spend a little on this one.
> Are there any such products out there?
> 
> NOTE: We will also consider (with a bias) products that run 
> on the network
> and grab data from the AS/400 if they make sense for us.
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