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CDC Agent support HA/cluster by product itself.

In banking production environment,

CDC agent are often across multi platform for different database, and CDC HA solution have to depend on different technology tightly with OS and different OS version, such as AIX, Linux.

and the HA stack is often not only CDC, but also OS and Database etc, so the HA switch normal need some long time and with more unsuccessful experience.

for banking customer with CDC replication, It happened data delay when CDC instance failed, customer will take too much efforts to build HA solution for CDC at database cluster environments.

current lots of product provide self capacity to support HA/Cluster only with external sharing file system pre-request.

so CDC self HA/Cluster feature is very important to customer position CDC as enterprise Data replication platform. and It will more effective to build and manage replication solution if CDC agent can support ha/cluster architecture by itself.

  • Guest
  • Apr 9 2021
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? all IBM key customers using CDC as data replication platform.
Priority Justification in production, the requirement of CDC for MySQL impact CDC as enterprise data replication platform, have to use some new tool and platform to support this feature, for example Debezium. impact to CDC scenarios and business.
Client Name China MinSheng Bankļ¼Œ and other China Banks for example People Bank of China etc.
How should it work?

so CDC product self HA/Cluster feature is very important to customer position CDC as enterprise Data replication platform. and It will more effective to build and manage replication solution if CDC agent can support ha/cluster architecture by itself.

Idea Priority High
  • Admin
    Davendra Paltoo commented
    15 Apr 02:56pm

    IBM update

    Thanks for filing this requirement. We think that the request is valid but at this time the work is not committed. To help us with future prioritization, we will monitor this request for more user feedback.

    Note that guidance on how to achieve the same objective of HA for the CDC agent via approaches that are not built into the products exists.

    e.g (section 7.5)

  • Guest commented
    14 Apr 09:14pm

    We are using CDC in one of the largest banks in Brazil. We would love to see native HA, especially on the Linux agent. This would help us to dramatically reduce downtime in case of agent failures

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