Author: Irem Radzik, Senior Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle
Originally Published on Data Integration Blog
On Tuesday at OpenWorld we had the
honor to host a panel with GoldenGate customers: Land O’Lakes, Smuckers, and
Veolia Water. Besides giving us yummy nutrition and healthy water, these
companies have another aspect in common. They all use GoldenGate to boost their
Veoila Water’s Pierre
Kerrinckx came from their HQ in France for this panel and spoke to us
about the database migration project for their JD Edwards ERP system. Using
GoldenGate Veolia was able to migrate from Oracle Database 10gR2 on AIX 5.3 Oracle 10g R2 to Oracle
Database Aix 7.1 Oracle 11g R2 and did so with only 2 hours of interruption to
JD Edwards end users. Pierre mentioned, the other benefit of GoldenGate was the
ability to switch back to the old environment if needed.
Land O’Lakes’ Mark Kohls talked
about their use of GoldenGate for their JD Edwards ERP system supporting the
Purina business line. Land O’Lakes had to migrate enterprise-wide JDE Xe ERP
system to new database and application server platform with minimal downtime to
the business. While their goal was to have less than 8 hours of downtime, with
GoldenGate they limited downtime to 30 minutes.
Both Veolia and Land O’Lakes used
GoldenGate in an Active-Passive fashion, meaning that the new environment was
not used simultaneously with the old one, and the users migrated all at once.
GoldenGate provides Active-Active migration model too, if the company prefers
to do a phased migration and truly zero downtime.
Smuckers's Neal Indermuhle had a
different story to share. He talked about operational reporting for their
critical Oracle E-Business Suite and how using Oracle GoldenGate helped the
company to achieve the near real-time data they need in making critical
business decisions. Neil shared that the replication latency averages less than
10 seconds and Oracle GoldenGate Veridata is leveraged to validate
I would like to thank Pierre, Mark,
and Neal for sharing their best practices, and taking tough questions from the
audience. If you would like to learn more about Oracle GoldenGate’s solutions
for JD Edwards, E-Business Suite and other key Oracle Applications please check
out our new resource center with recorded video presentations and detailed white papers.