CommVault, Informatica Combine for New Data Archive

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-12-14 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CommVault has built its reputation on handling unstructured data. Informatica is well known for handling structured data. The new partnership will enable CommVault's Simpana software to archive large databases from mission-critical business applications using Informatica's data integration software.

Automated storage provider CommVault on Dec. 14 entered into a partnership with database  integration specialist Informatica to produce a new archiving package for large data sets that enables support for a number of top-tier enterprise databases and CRM or ERP applications.

Those database and enterprise applications include Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel and other custom or legacy applications, CommVault said.

CommVault has built its reputation on handling unstructured data. Informatica is well known for handling structured data with scalable enterprise control for archiving unconnected business applications.

The new partnership will enable CommVault's Simpana software to archive large databases from mission-critical business applications using Informatica's data integration software. The idea is to better streamline e-discovery tasks and improve database space management, CommVault said.

The Simpana software -- which won an eWEEK Software Excellence award in 2008 -- helps reduce the size of large databases by weeding out unnecessary or repetitive data blocks, which nearly always results in improved application performance.

Smaller, more efficient data stores also minimize the time and costs in performing daily or weekly backup, e-discovery, and replication duties as well as routine application upgrades.

According to a recent study published by Enterprise Strategy Group, nearly half of IT managers surveyed said they have been asked to produce information that resides in databases as part of a legal or regulatory e-discovery inquiry.

 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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