Tool Archives Inactive PeopleSoft Data

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.