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:

  1. Your customer interactions and billing history will still be available

  2. Your documents will remain accessible to auditors

  3. Your searches will normally run on 10 million recent records instead of 200 million historic records.

  4. 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 upgrades

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 risks

Reduce 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

This Large Electric Utility (10M Customers) observed rapidly expanding SAP Database footprint over the past year as a result of many transformations. This firm also experienced:

  • Deteriorating performance of billing and call center activities due to high data volumes.

  • An Upcoming IT modernization project

  • Planned Infrastructure and CRM upgrades

Results

Logic Point performed a 6-month archiving engagement and produced the following results:

  1. Reducing system response time

  2. Reducing system backup time

  3. Slowing the growth of the landscape

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Next Steps for your Archiving Initiatives

 
 
 

Assess archiving roi

Understand the impact of your Archiving initiatives. We deliver a rapid assessment of space savings, with clear recommendations on how archiving can save you time and money.


Data Health Assessment

Don’t archive dirty data. Find out how healthy your data is, and plan to cleanse before you archive. Our fixed price assessment gives you insight into the data quality as well as the data practices across your organization.


DESIGN THINKING FOR DATA

Use Design Thinking to explore, ideate and build consensus on the best path forward for your data. In this workshop our experts will enable your key stakeholders and affected resources to work as a creative force to attack this problem.