What is enterprise data replication (EDR)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

Definition

enterprise data replication (EDR)

Part of the Backup and recovery glossary:

Enterprise data replication (EDR) is the process of copying or moving enterprise data from one storage system to another. 

EDR began as database replication, when it involved moving a set of data from one database to another database of the same kind. In contrast, EDR tools work with multiple sources of data and types of databases in a heterogeneous environment. Data may be replicated in real-time, sporadically, or on a regularly-scheduled basis. 

An EDR tool can copy data from one system to another for mutual replication. The data may be made available both as tables and XML feeds, which can make data available for real time purposes. 

EDR is sometimes confused with ETL (extract, transform, load) or data federation tools. However, both those types of tools involve making changes to the set of data. Enterprise data replication tools don't alter the data in any way but simply copy (replicate) it. 

 

This was last updated in January 2014
Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • remote office/branch office (ROBO)

    - A ROBO is a smaller office than the company headquarters and located in another town, state or country. A ROBO may operate similarly to the main office or may be a separate business unit or provid... (WhatIs.com)

  • Acronis

    - Acronis is a software company specializing in data backup and recovery. Most of the company's enterprise products run on the Acronis AnyData Engine that combines many backup features into one engine. (SearchDataBackup.com)

  • cloud backup (online backup)

    - Cloud or online backup is a backup strategy that utilizes the cloud to send a copy of data off-site. It is sold on a subscription basis and typically priced based on usage. (SearchDataBackup.com)

Glossaries

  • Backup and recovery

    - Terms related to backup and recovery, including definitions about making copies of data and words and phrases about restoring original data after a data loss event.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About enterprise data replication (EDR)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.