Chris Henson

Chris, the original founder of JumpMind, has been a software developer since the mid 1990's and has developed and architected systems for the defense, aviation, and retail industries. He is a productive consumer, active participant, and dedicated producer of open source solutions. Chris has also led SymmetricDS and POS implementations at both the national and international level.

The SymmetricDS data synchronization engine is open source software. You can have all the data synchronization functionality you want or need for free. Why would anyone buy it? Well, here is our “David Letterman” style top ten list of reasons.

Read more Top Ten List: Reasons to Purchase SymmetricDS Pro

SymmetricDS now has its web-enabled, fault-tolerant, database synchronization software available on the Android mobile computing platform. The Android client follows all of the same concepts and brings to Android all of the same core SymmetricDS features as the full-featured, Java-based SymmetricDS client. The client is designed to be referenced as a library to run in-process with an Android application requiring synchronization for its SQLite database.

Read more Synchronizing Android Applications - Part 1

More and more JumpMind is enhancing SymmetricDS with new data integration features that leverage SymmetricDS’s Change Data Capture capabilities for replication, synchronization, and transformation of data from one system to another. In this article, we will cover how to use the data replication server to map data into a JMS message destination, which could be part of an enterprise strategy for SOA Data Integration and Messaging.

Read more Publishing Messages from Data Synchronization

We have received many inquiries about the architecture of SymmetricDS lately.  I think the user’s guide does a nice job of laying out how to implement and configure SymmetricDS, but we have noticed (after taking a step back) that it doesn’t provide a concise, technical overview.   You can probably piece everything together from the guide, but it is probably worth some effort to describe how SymmetricDS works under the covers.  We’ll be updating the documentation with this information in the near future.

Read more SymmetricDS: Behind the Scenes

The demands of Abercrombie & Fitch’s international expansion goals required new store systems and infrastructure. After selecting Oracle Retail Point-of-Sale (POS) as their new POS platform, A&F sought to eliminate the requirement for a store server in order to reduce per store hardware requirements, centralize infrastructure management and further harden offline capabilities. Abercrombie will be sharing the challenges and solutions for the migration from a store centered client/server architecture to a centralized model that supports a multi-brand, global retail chain.

 

Follow along in the presentation on Oracle POS Centralization for more details.

SymmetricDS has always provided hooks for data transformation, but in 2.x we have made it far easier to add custom data transformations with just a bit of XML configuration and simple transformation scripts.

Read more Easier Data Transformation with SymmetricDS 2.0