Perspective on archiving Big Data

Michael Shing of Quantum gives a perspective on archiving Big Data and strategies that can be adopted for it.
Setting strategies to archive data in an automated,
reliable, cost-effective way is emerging as the right approach for organisations in a wide variety of industries. Archiving older data so that it’s automatically moved to less expensive storage media—such as cheaper disk or tape—frees up costly primary storage. That means as companies collect more data they can prioritise it based on how old it is and how often it is accessed. When done properly, archived data is inexpensively but reliably stored and easily accessed.

More generally, well-planned archiving strategies can provide organisations with a number of benefits:
- Cost savings...
- Reduced management..
- The right storage media for the right data...
- Assurance of data availability...