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Vol. 2 No. 1 March 2003

Tight Integration Seals Database Archiving Sale

The size of corporate databases has been swelling for years. Archiving software can keep them trim, but most companies won't even consider archiving unless it's fully supported by the database application vendor. @exb Recent Funding to Storage Companies After a lull late in 2002, several companies announced new rounds of funding early this year. @exe Giant Eagle, an Ohio supermarket chain, is experiencing 80% data growth for its PeopleSoft applications running on Oracle, edging up toward 800GB in total database size. "We keep on having to add disk space, and we don't want to do that continually," says Bob Kalik, support manager for PeopleSoft. He also worries about performance degradation. Moving data offline is easy, but "where it gets tricky is bringing it back online," Kalik says. That's why he put off archiving some of database until he found one that specifically supported his applications--in his case, Princeton Softek's Archive for Servers PeopleSoft Edition. Giant Eagle plans to archive data older than one year plus ...

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Features in this issue

  • Tap the SAN for File Storage

    Used to be, if you wanted to give users a central place to store files, you had two options: put them on a generic file server, or on a NAS device.

  • Sony Joins Super Drive Game

    The market for super drives is alive and kicking, according to a recent report from Freeman Reports, with unit shipments more than doubling from 2001 to 2002.

  • Symmetrix DMX: Is it Hot or Not?

    The year is still young, but EMC's Symmetrix DMX announcement is arguably 2003's biggest storage story.

  • Surveillance Gradually Going Digital

    Security-conscious companies who started out using analog videotapes, are gradually making the switch to digital, offloading to digital tape and occasionally, cheap ATA disk.

  • Ease backup pain

    OK, maybe there's no cure, but a variety of bandages and pills can help. We look at the major backup packages and analyze what each does best.

  • Bring DBAs into the SAN era

    by  Jim Booth

    You may not want DBAs poking around inside your fabric, but the more they understand about SANs, the better they'll be.

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