Tool Archives Inactive PeopleSoft Data

By Matthew Hicks  |  Posted 2002-09-16 Print this article Print

OuterBay software speeds application performance by clearing out the cobwebs.

OuterBay Technologies Inc. is expanding the applications it supports with a software tool that offloads storage of inactive data for business applications. The Campbell, Calif., company tomorrow will launch a beta version of LiveArchive for PeopleSoft that supports PeopleSoft Inc.s namesake suite of enterprise applications. Since 1999, OuterBay has offered LiveArchive for Oracle Corp.s applications. LiveArchive improves application data management by allowing inactive data to be stored on less-expensive servers and storage systems than active data, said OuterBay Chairman and CEO Michael Howard. Such a move can improve performance of applications as well as free up space and investment dollars for new business initiatives. Offloading inactive data also can help in upgrading to the most recent versions of applications, he said.
LiveArchive also is application aware, meaning it can identify inactive data based on the business rules of the applications. To end users, the inactive data also appears no different than active data.
A production version of the LiveArchive for PeopleSoft is expected by the end of the year, Howard said. After that release, he expects versions of LiveArchive applications for Siebel Systems Inc. and SAP AG software to follow in the next 12 months.
Matthew Hicks As an online reporter for, Matt Hicks covers the fast-changing developments in Internet technologies. His coverage includes the growing field of Web conferencing software and services. With eight years as a business and technology journalist, Matt has gained insight into the market strategies of IT vendors as well as the needs of enterprise IT managers. He joined Ziff Davis in 1999 as a staff writer for the former Strategies section of eWEEK, where he wrote in-depth features about corporate strategies for e-business and enterprise software. In 2002, he moved to the News department at the magazine as a senior writer specializing in coverage of database software and enterprise networking. Later that year Matt started a yearlong fellowship in Washington, DC, after being awarded an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship for Journalist. As a fellow, he spent nine months working on policy issues, including technology policy, in for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He rejoined Ziff Davis in August 2003 as a reporter dedicated to online coverage for Along with Web conferencing, he follows search engines, Web browsers, speech technology and the Internet domain-naming system.

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