The last couple of weeks, for my own benefit, I have been looking at what products other then Oracle Lite do data synchronization between mobile devices and an enterprise database. These products are:
From those 3, MobiLink and Everyplace are capable of syncing with an Oracle database. I looked at the documentation to MobiLink and it is pretty straight forward. Everyplace’s documentation isn’t as clear as MobiLink’s. CE’s doesn’t sync with an Oracle database, so I am not going to go into detail about that product.
Between MobiLink and DB2 Everyplace, I have decided, based on information I have read in the documentation and other users evaluation, that MobiLink stacks up the better of the two. Now, what I plan on doing is setting up a small application, about 15-20 tables and synchronize those tables. From that, I will hope to take away the following:
- Ease of development and complexity
- Performance and scalability
- Maintainability and schema evolution
- Troubleshooting and debugging
I will take that information and stack it up against Oracle Lite and compare those categories. Look for a post on my findings soon.