Why You Need Data Archives
Government regulations, corporate policies, and other mandates require businesses to keep data they’re not using so they can retrieve it in the future. However, when a business allows that legacy data (such as sales and accounting information for inactive users) to linger in its production systems, it can significantly slow down performance. Data archiving extracts this unused information and stores it in an external solution so it won't get in your way or inhibit the performance of your production systems.
Data Archiving Benefits
Archived data doesn’t need fancy storage, so it’s often stored on low performance high capacity media, which reduces maintenance and operating costs.
When assessing data backups, you may find that certain information is no longer crucial. Archiving that data reduces the size of your backup and makes room for new data storage.
Perhaps the most compelling benefit to archived data is indexed records that meet regulatory compliance timelines and policies.
Simplifies Data Discovery
Archiving makes it easier for your end users to find the data they need without having to wade through outdated or unnecessary data sets.
Increases Speed of Production System
Without unnecessary data bogging things down, your production system can function as it was meant to. That means quicker inquiries, more accurate analytics, and less time spent filtering through irrelevant data.
How Can StarfishETL Help Me with Data Archiving?
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Every data archiving project is different. Some organizations need massive archiving capabilities and others need just a little. We'll assess your data volume, project goals, and current infrastructure to create a personalized quote for your project.