With active archiving, companies achieve similar benefits for relational data.
Regularly scheduled active archiving continues to free significant disk space, saving millions in hardware and software upgrades.
One significant advantage of Active Archiving is that the archived data and tables remain accessible even if the original database model (the way that tables relate to one another) has changed.
In order to work, Active Archiving requires the business organization to define its data model and business policy and to specify how often the active archiving should occur--an area in which records managers have much to contribute.
Upon completing the Proof of Concept, the results will clearly indicate whether active archiving
meets all the criteria and provides needed capabilities.
Active archiving technology is unique because it understands and intelligently processes data relationships, regardless of the complexity.
Ongoing active archiving (daily, weekly or monthly) helps manage data growth and keeps applications operating at peak performance.
IBM approaches active archiving as part of a larger chain of events based more on business views than on technical storage.
Jones lists two primary challenges to successful active archiving implementations.
A new data storage strategy, active archiving
, combines the best of both the storage and database worlds.