Archives of #data management

Getting Strategic with Copy Data Management

The amount of data collected and processed by businesses has grown exponentially. Adding to this increase, a recent study performed by IDC cites the average number of copies per piece of data is 13. As you can imagine, this growth of data and copy data uses up storage space and can hinder performance. In fact, […]

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud, Part 1: Knowing the Options

The traditional approach to DR requires significant investment of time and resources. At minimum, users must consider how they would replicate their primary infrastructure to a secondary site. That secondary site needs to be procured, installed, and maintained. During normal operations, the secondary site will typically be under-utilized or over-provisioned.

AWS Best Practices – Managing Cloud Resident Data in AWS

The DevOps team had called the CIO and were complaining that they were not getting copies of their Oracle database for testing in a timely manner.   To make matters worse, somebody mistakenly dropped a table in a MS SQL database which brought down a critical application. The DR team were relying on EBS snapshots […]

12 Ways to Disaster-Proof Your Critical Business Data

…while most IT executives and data management experts acknowledge that there isn’t one failsafe solution to protecting and recovering data, they agree that there are certain steps organizations should take.   What are the necessary precautions companies should take to protect critical files and applications in the event of disaster? Dozens of data storage, data […]

Getting the Most Out of Flash Storage

As powerful and beneficial as flash storage can be, many organizations are overspending on capacity they don’t need, deploying flash in the wrong places, and inefficiently spending on flash applications that are not appropriate for their real business objectives. This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers […]

Big Data Analytics: What It Is and Why It Matters

The concept of big data has been around for years; most organizations now understand that if they capture all the data that streams into their businesses, they can apply analytics and get significant value from it. But even in the 1950s, decades before anyone uttered the term “big data,” businesses were using basic analytics (essentially […]