Multi-Backup Applications is the Future

ESG Research Shows that Multi-Backup Applications is the Future

The Enterprise Strategy Group recently published a research report entitled “2018 Data Landscape Survey.”  As part of the research, they interviewed over 300 IT professionals on topics related to data protection.  In this blog, the first of a series on this research, I wanted share some thoughts about their findings regarding backup application usage.

Continue Reading
Questions from Oracle Open World

Common Data Protection Questions from Oracle Open World 2018

Last week, I attended Oracle Open World in San Francisco.  Actifio had a large booth, and I was excited to meet with many Oracle users to discuss the challenges of Oracle protection and cloning.  As part of the show, I also presented in two sessions:

Continue Reading

The Impact of Customer Centric User Conferences

If you are an IT professional who’s been around a while, you probably remember when the big trade shows were industry events, not single-vendor conferences. COMDEX and CeBIT drew hundreds of thousands of people to Las Vegas and Hannover, Germany, respectively. Every vendor large enough to fill a booth exhibited at these events, and customers got a chance to learn about a lot of different options to keep their IT departments at the forefront of innovation and efficiency.

Continue Reading
Oracle DBA Challenges

5 Challenges Oracle DBAs Face Daily

If you are part of a large enterprise, chances are high that you have Oracle database servers in your production environment. If you are an Oracle DBA, you would be entrusted with ensuring that data integrity and availability is maintained all the times. That means you’d have to make sure that if there are any data corruptions/deletions you need to find a way to get back to a consistent state in order to minimize business revenue loss.

Continue Reading
actifio and Azure UltraSSD

Data Protection for Transactional Applications Running on Azure Ultra SSD

Today, Microsoft Azure announced a brand new storage tier, Ultra SSD, which delivers extreme performance for critical applications such as SAP HANA, MS-SQL, and other databases. Some salient features are:

Continue Reading
A Checklist for every Oracle DBA

A Checklist for Every Oracle DBA

Most Fortune 1000 enterprises spend millions of dollars on infrastructure to run mission-critical Oracle databases. For any performance glitches, you put everything under a microscope: compute, storage, database queries, database layout, indexes, triggers, locks, archive log space, etc. Invariably a DBA is at the hub of the troubleshooting and root-cause analysis.

Continue Reading
The Fallacy of the Weekly Full Database Backup

The Fallacy of the Weekly Full Database Backup

While all data is valuable, for most users, database data is critical.  Why? Well, databases power the most critical enterprise applications and so extended outages can materially impact businesses topline and reputation.  Thus, it is no surprise that when it comes to data backup, one of the first places that IT invests is databases, and fortunately, there are many solutions to help.  Historically database protection revolves around creating full database backup copies, but is that the right strategy?

Continue Reading
4 ways to protect data in GCP

4 Ways to Protect Data in Google Cloud

One of the first question that you should ask when moving to Google Cloud is how to protect your data.  Given the increasing importance of information, data protection is more critical than ever. In this blog post, we will look at the pros and cons of four ways to protect data in Google Cloud.

Continue Reading
5 Reasons to Move SAP HANA to the Public Cloud

5 Reasons to Move SAP HANA to the Public Cloud

If a few years back, someone would have told you to move your SAP HANA from on-premises to the public cloud, you'd have probably asked them to take a vacation. But that's just water under the bridge now. Public cloud has established itself as a leading platform to run mission critical applications such as SAP HANA amongst large enterprise businesses worldwide. Today it isn't a matter of if you are taking your SAP HANA application to the public cloud, it's when-- and more importantly, how are you going to achieve that!

Continue Reading
manage SAP

5 Data Management Challenges In Every SAP Environment

SAP has been the global market leader in ERP solutions for many decades. SAP is invincible in the Fortune 500 market since 80% of such companies cannot think of anything else. Ranked 25 at the “World’s Most Valuable Brands” by Forbes, SAP has helped digitize many business processes for logistics departments, finance departments and sales departments.

Continue Reading