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Quest Software Simplifies Data Replication

Shorter installation, new online community and Oracle Standard Edition licensing among enhancements to SharePlex for Oracle

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Complexity and cost are the two primary obstacles to organizations in need of data replication, and Quest Software, Inc. has announced new initiatives around SharePlex for Oracle, its Oracle data replication solution, that puts real-time replication within reach of organizations with small IT departments and tight budgets.

SharePlex for Oracle now offers a simplified installation that allows users to download, install, and use the product in only 15 minutes. Quest also recently launched a new SharePlex for Oracle online community, featuring five-minute "how-to" videos and a user forum where experienced customers and new users can ask questions at any time and interact with SharePlex developers and replication experts.

With more organizations evaluating standard edition databases to reduce licensing and maintenance costs, SharePlex licensing for Oracle Standard Edition provides complete replication functionality without expensive license upgrades to Oracle Enterprise Edition. A leading analyst firm's report, "Consider Oracle Standard Edition to Reduce Database Management System Costs," offers more insight.

Quest also rolled out new pricing options to help organizations cut deployment costs while maximizing their current Oracle database investments. SharePlex for Oracle pricing recently was reduced to $10,000 per CPU for Oracle Enterprise Edition and $9,000 per CPU socket for Oracle Standard Edition. Users get all the functionality in one price -- no additional modules are needed. SharePlex for Oracle also now supports Exadata in addition platforms such as Oracle RAC and Oracle releases 8i through 11g, saving organizations the cost of upgrading their infrastructures.

A fully functional SharePlex for Oracle trial is now available for download at www.quest.com/shareplex-for-oracle/.

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