Database Archiving Software
sponsored by Storage Magazine

Are bloated data stores slowing down your database applications? Database archivers can trim the fat, improve performance and protect historical data.

 

Although its value seems to be apparent, database archiving software remains a questionable proposition for many organizations. The benefits of database archiving are difficult to quantify, and the products offered by a handful of vendors are targeted at larger databases, so buying more hardware is still often the response to burgeoning databases. Growing databases can also create performance issues, and new regulations may require long-term retention of aging data. Database archiving software provides database and storage administrators with a new alternative, but are the rewards worth the risks?

 

Databases contain a firm's crown jewels, so organizations are averse to exposing these assets to relatively unknown products. But existing techniques can't keep up. Additional hardware doesn't address issues like extracting old or unneeded data from the database. Database tools can purge old data to resolve an immediate performance problem, but they don't automate the archiving process or create compliant data stores.

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