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The Enterprise Data Archive For Hybrid IT

Data volumes are exploding. We see it all around us. The problem is that too much data can have a very negative impact on user productivity. Think about how long it takes to sift through emails after returning from vacation? Consider how long it takes to complete a purchase on an Ecommerce sight on Black Friday? The more data, the longer any of these processes take and the more time spent combing through more and more data.  Informatica has been successfully working with Symantec and our customers through our partnership to help them find ways to control the impact of ‘too much data’. We are helping them to define projects that improve their ability to meet SLAs and application performance, reduce costs and mitigate any compliance risks – all while IT budgets remain relatively flat. (more…)

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How Is Database Archiving Different From Backup?

The utilization of backup vs. archiving software for databases is often confused in many organizations.  Customers often use backup for the purposes of archiving and vice versa.  A survey conducted by Symantec Software recently indicates that 70% of enterprises are misusing backup, recovery, and archiving practices. The survey shows that 70% of the enterprises use their backup software to implement legal holds and 25% preserve the entire backup set indefinitely. Also, the survey respondents said 45% of their backup storage is due to legal holds.   Additionally, nearly half of the enterprises surveyed are improperly using their backup and recovery software for archiving.

So what are the differences between the two types of solutions? What should each be used for and how are they complementary?

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