It enables new on-top functionalities without stopping production

GlueSync allows you to replicate data to and from RDBMS (Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle) in real time with Couchbase. Whether the goal is to Data Offload or increase the potential of your Business Apps, GlueSync is the only zero impact plug&play tool on your infrastructure.

Why choose GlueSync?

Two-way sync
Real-time data sync
No maintenance windows
Scale out and up
Cloud or on-premise
Plug & Play

Build Vs Buy

  • 100+ man/days
  • DIY
  • Unpredictable costs €€€€
  • Unknown reliability
  • Ready to use
  • Professional services
  • License fee €
  • Couchbase certified

The Native Couchbase connector

GlueSync connector is a native Couchbase connector that connects Couchbase to the most common RDBMS. GlueSync enables 2-way data streaming in real-time with Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database.

Steffen Schneider
Head of Solutions Engineering Central Europe Manager PreSales Couchbase

Strong complementary technology offering as modern as the core Couchbase End-to-End DataManagement platform that it feeds.

  • Stream your data from RDBMS to Couchbase and vice versa without burden your app to handle any write-back mechanisms
  • Offload your legacy RDBMS infrastructure towards a modern and future-proven backbone with Couchbase without taking your app down!
  • Remodel your data to nowadays SLA needs on-the-fly while piping it end-to-end

We look forward to our collaboration

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Here below we have collected some frequently asked questions you may also have, otherwise if you couldn’t find yours we will be glad to answer and connect with you.

Tech questions

Work over WAN or Internet connections freccia Created with Sketch.

In many scenarios happens that the RDBMS in on-premise and Couchbase is hosted in cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, …), this is really a common use case and many are asking if it can still work over the internet (VPN, Direct Connect, WAN, NAT, …):

Many of our customers are currently using it in that way, Couchbase is for example inside AWS near GlueSync and the SQL database in on-premises. It performs well even if the connection becomes unstable thanks to the ability to resume from the last transaction checkpoint, polling intervals can also be tuned to meet bandwidth saving policies.

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We support 100% Oracle Golden Gate which supports also Oracle DB on z/OS natively.

How is consistency working? (broken network link, insert failed, …) freccia Created with Sketch.

GlueSync is a stateless service, if something fails it is not a problem because we store the last checkpoint on both sides (SQL and Couchbase) and resume from that point when the process or the container is restarted.

The user can opt to receive system alerts via email or just grab them from the container logs. 

How can i manage data modeling? freccia Created with Sketch.

GlueSync purpose is to transport data from SQL tables and translate their structure to JSON documents for Couchbase. 

One of the strengths of our team is the ability to listen to our customers and embrace suggestion that lead our product to grow up day after day.

On-the-fly data modeling is currently on private Beta to selected customers and will be soon announced as GA. 

Can you do a full sync of large datasets also and then do change sets? freccia Created with Sketch.

This is what the connector does at the first init and when a new table is synced, then it starts capturing the changes feed. Replica can be configured to be continuous or just snapshot. Default is continuous.

GlueSync Vs Kafka freccia Created with Sketch.

GlueSync is lightweight and fine tuned around Couchbase, supporting native Couchbase technologies such Eventing and SyncGateway. Has also some more competitive advantages over Kafka: it can write to SQL Server instead of just reading from, it supports SQL views, it can do an initial snapshot and then resume the changes feed processing. Kafka simply doesn’t.

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An ODBC driver for NoSQL databases helps the database engine to translate the JSON document data model and enables your application layer to query that data structure like you are querying a common relational database (RDBMS).

Unlike an ODBC driver, GlueSync is a real-time SQL to NoSQL two-ways database connector, this means it does all the job of capturing and transferring data from SQL tables or views and move them to Couchbase JSON documents, and vice-versa.

Pricing / support questions

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We offer professional services for setup of the connector and go-live. Then we have subscription based support with SLA for development and production workloads.

How licensing works? freccia Created with Sketch.

Licensing works with a paid subscription per year per node that let the user benefits from professional support and product updates.

Already compatible with Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database; soon also for DB2 and PostgreSQL.

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