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Tame the Data Growth Crisis and Introduce Digital Transformation to Your Company Today.

We have all heard about the data growth crisis, and every infrastructure manager knows that the problem is not only real, it is growing exponentially every day. The impact is severe because data growth

  • Degrades the performance of production databases and file servers
  • Increases infrastructure costs by forcing hardware upgrades
  • Creates availability challenges during upgrade cycles
  • Exposes the organization to legal liabilities, and
  • exacerbates the challenge of consumer data privacy and compliance.

Archiving your data can solve these problems, but establishing a proper archive is not only a complex endeavor, the risks of an incomplete or unreliable archive process can be catastrophic. Implicit in the archive process is a purge of data from production databases and file stores. Deleting data may cause a dba or file administrator’s heart to skip a beat when end users complain that they cannot access the data they need to do their jobs. Not only are complex requirements like legal hold and GDPR compliance essential to data governance, digital transformation initiatives rely on broad access to legacy data for AI, machine learning and advanced analytics which offer game changing competitive advantage.

The good news is that next generation, big data solutions offer a streamlined “archive everything” approach to solve all these concerns. In the past data management strategies segmented archive data into structured, semi structured and unstructured repositories, each with separate and distinct access control, data retention policies and infrastructure requirements. Managing such an enterprise data architecture was significantly complicated, and the costs were often prohibitive. But times have changed and modern data management architectures now enable a common data platform approach where all data is archived into a single repository and governed by a unified set of data retention and compliance policies. By centralizing enterprise archives, IT organizations reduce complexity, optimize their infrastructure and gain improved compliance and data governance controls.

Cloud native software has redefined the archive process by enabling multi-cloud deployments, low cost object storage and universal access to all data regardless of format. NoSQL database technology enables all data to be stored and retrieved from a single repository, and the complexity of structured ETL processes is replaced by off the shelf data pipelines that collect data from anywhere and prepare the data to be ‘fit-for-use’ by downstream systems. Structured data sourced from mainframes and enterprise applications may now be denormalized and stored in flat files enabling users to browse thru data via simple text search as opposed to complex SQL query.

Cloud data management application frameworks from Solix provide pre-built solutions for database archiving, file archiving, email archiving, and application retirement of obsolete, legacy applications. Preconfigured knowledge bases supporting popular enterprise applications from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP reduce the set up and implementation to quick start projects and are available for SaaS, private cloud or on premise deployment. Out-of-the-box connectivity to build data pipelines from any source data to any target is also provided including support for mainframes, relational databases, file and email servers. Thru standardized data catalog and metadata management utilities, data administrators are able to easily explore and classify their data. Pre-built consumer data privacy solutions are also available to deliver compliance for GDPR, CDPA and other critical data governance mandates.

Contact Solix today and request a free archiving assessment to quantify the costs and benefits of an ‘archive everything’ strategy for your business. Learn how SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving is able to tame your data growth crisis and usher in digital transformation for your organization.