SIARD database archives & Spectral Core

SIARD stands for Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases and is an open format developed by the Swiss Federal Archives. SIARD is a data archival format (standardized XML meant to reliably read and write databases regardless of its original format). Our software can both read and write SIARD format efficiently.

We support SIARDs directly in our products! You don't need separate drivers and can immediately connect to your database.

By its structure, SIARD is a collection of files compressed as ZIP archive. It contains metadata information and data, including large binary data items.

SIARD support in our products

All our products support SIARD database natively. No drivers are needed, you will be able to work with SIARD as soon as you run our applications.

Export your SIARD database

It may make sense to migrate your data away from SIARD. 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 SIARD 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.

Import data into your SIARD database

Have a need to import data from various sources into your SIARD database? Luckily we support many popular database formats to make this easy for you. Instead of messing with exporting from source, then working your way to somehow import data into SIARD, use our tool to copy all desired tables directly - quickly and easily.

Replicate your SIARD database

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 SIARD 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 SIARD 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.

Purchase for $799

Our top of the line database replication software. It efficiently replicates any supported source database to any supported target databases.