Synchronizing Data With IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 6.1
The basic goal of data synchronization is to detect changes in one data source and then propagate these to one or more targets. Discovering and then applying changes is not as easy as one might think. Some systems provide change event notifications, most do not. Many maintain some sort of modifications list, but the level of detail available here varies greatly. A few systems allow to incrementally modifying the values of selected attributes. However, the majority requires building a full data entry with all updates in place and then writing this in a single operation. This paper outlines the (updated) features in Tivoli Directory Integrator 6.1 that are designed for building data synchronization solutions.