Your Databases are growing rapidly.
They’re filled with data no one’s using. All that data is online, and it’s slowing your systems down while driving up administrative costs. And this will get worse, especially if you invest in next generation technologies that require and generate lots of data.
Your historical data doesn’t need to be front and center. Historical Data needs to be available for analysis, not transactions. For example, you don’t access every PDF invoice in FY 2005 in your day to day usage. Let’s put them someplace safe - say in a lower cost storage, where it’s still easily accessible when you need it. And it will always there when you need to perform an audit or analytics.
What is Data Archiving?
Data Archiving is an integral part of the information lifecycle.
Archiving is the storage of large volumes of unused data in an external database in a manner that ensures this data remains accessible to business applications. Your data is stored in a safe and economical location but it’s within your reach when you need it. For example:
Your customer interactions and billing history will still be available
Your documents will remain accessible to auditors
Your searches will normally run on 10 million recent records instead of 200 million historic records.
Your can still perform complex analytics with the benefit of historic data
Data Archiving Outcomes and Benefits
|RESULTS||BUSINESS BENEFITS||IT BENEFITS|
|Freeing up database space means fewer records to search through||More responsive systems||Faster systems with better response time|
|Smaller database sizes|
Faster time to value from investments
Less disruption from projects
Faster Disaster Recovery from backups
Reduces storage and administrative costs
Opportunity to sunset “legacy” systems
|Secure Sensitive information||Compliance achieved and happy customers|
Lower security risksReduce risk of data loss or theft
|Reduce administrative processes||Less time maintaining and waiting, and more time serving your customer||Lower overhead and in-source more work|