John Downey, Business Development Manager for S3 at Amazon Web Services, speaks to Attunity’s CloudBeam service as a Go-To-Solution for automating and accelerating data loading / replication to Amazon S3.
John Downey: "Attunity gets really fantastic speed. They have a particular media and entertainment customer that has a gaming division that's uploading one to three terabytes a day. Attunity is actually able to move a terabyte of data every two hours and ingest into S3. That's pretty good. But Attunity does more than just fast-file movement. They can pluck data from heterogeneous file systems and move it into S3. They can move data across S3 regions. We [AWS] don't do that but they can so you can do S3 replication with Attunity as a service. Attunity also enables the ability to replicate heterogeneous databases to one another. So I call it a 'Mapper, a Mover, and a Loader.' So it will actually map SQL assets to Oracle, or MySQL to SQL. Attunity will actually do the replication and the movement, but it’s not just those databases. Attunity also plugs into Amazon Redshift, EMR – So you could create a pretty interesting workflow that integrates with onprem file sytems, S3 for staging, EMR for analytics (that’s Elastic Map Reduce, our in-cloud Hadoop). So do check out Attunity."