Arcion Cloud improves database replication with Databricks, Snowflake

Arcion, which helps companies replicate data from production databases so it can be used to perform analytics on warehousing platforms like Databricks and Snowflake, today launched Arcion Cloud, a managed data replication service that Arcion says works “without a single line of code.”

Last month, Arcion raised a $13 million Series A round for its replication service. It comes at a time when companies are increasingly required to replicate data from production databases such as Oracle and MySQL in order to perform sophisticated analytics on the data, including running it through powerful applications such as AI. In September, data integration giant Fivetran acquired HVR, which specializes in data replication, raising $565 million at a $5.6 billion valuation.

Like HVR, Arcion uses something called “change data capture” (CDC) that allows companies to replicate data in real time. CDC refers to identifying the changes to the source data and then synchronizing only those changes for replication, improving efficiency. Another competing replication service is Oracle Golden Gate which is best used for Oracle to Oracle data replication.

Today’s release of Arcion Cloud is the first fully managed CDC data replication as a service, enabling enterprises to “deploy high-performance, high-volume data pipelines in minutes instead of months,” the company said in a press release. The company added that the platform offers interoperability for popular database technologies with just a few clicks, initially with three sources, Oracle, MySQL and Snowflake, and three targets, Databricks, Snowflake and SingleStore.

While APIs have been used to connect SaaS tools, data residing in enterprise transactional databases has mostly been locked down by design to ensure performance and security. This has made extracting enterprise data a time-consuming, resource-intensive task – leading to slower analytics and unsustainable costs as the volume of real-time data increases.

The company said Arcion Cloud is available on AWS USA and will support Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud by the end of 2022. Arcion Cloud improves database replication with Databricks, Snowflake

Chris Barrese

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