Advantage has been around since 1993, when it was introduced to provide a stable solution for Clipper developers who were tired of slow performance and corrupt indexes inherent to file server-based databases. Over the years, ADS has grown in both popularity and features. Advantage is now a mature product with an impressive collection of features that rival many of the more expensive and complicated database servers
We created our own high-performance streaming Advantage table files reader. You don't need separate drivers and can immediately read all data in your Advantage database. For now we don't support Advantage as a database target.
All our products support Sybase Advantage database natively. No drivers are needed, you will be able to work with Sybase Advantage as soon as you run our applications.
It may make sense to migrate your data away from Sybase Advantage. You may want to do it permanently or just need to share your tables with a collague in a different format.
We will copy all your tables with their data and apply indexing and relationships exactly as they are in your current Sybase Advantage database. In a nutshell, you get exactly the same database in another database engine. Each time you run the migration, we will copy all the tables again. Of course, we have a built-in scheduler, so you can run this overnight and have a fresh database copy in the morning.
If you have already created your target database (by yourself or using our Full Convert product), you can synchronize data in your target database with your original Sybase Advantage database. We never pollute your databases with additional tables or triggers for replications. We never even write to your source database.
Replication allows you to update your target database very often, as we always write just a minimum of changes needed to bring databases in sync. For example, if you added three records to a single table in your Sybase Advantage database, our replication product will write those three records to target database and nothing else. If you deleted some records, changed some others and inserted some, again – our product will pick that up and replay those changes in the target databases without touching existing data that should stay there. Our products are highly optimized for real-world workloads, so data that's inserted into different areas of table are combined and written using high-speed algorithms, as available in a specific target database.
You can run database replication often, as your target database is never empty while replication runs. You will simply see that your changes are applied on each run.