Enterprise Systems | Nearline Solutions: Reducing Data Storage Infrastructure Costs
By Jerry Shattner
In an age when the data volumes handled by organizations are growing exponentially, it is becoming impossibly expensive to maintain all enterprise data in a traditional “online” data warehouse while providing adequate performance and service levels to users. Implementing a nearline component is an ideal way to relieve the main warehouse of the burden of data that is rarely changed, while still keeping it readily available for access when required. A nearline solution will ultimately enable you to greatly reduce expenditures on storage infrastructure, not simply by offering high levels of data compression, but also by reducing the amounts of data that need to be replicated or moved across the network in the course of normal warehouse operations.