Database Archiving: How to Keep Lots of Data for a Very Long Time

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Morgan Kaufmann, Jul 28, 2010 - Computers - 312 pages
With the amount of data a business accumulates now doubling every 12 to 18 months, IT professionals need to know how to develop a system for archiving important database data, in a way that both satisfies regulatory requirements and is durable and secure. This important and timely new book explains how to solve these challenges without compromising the operation of current systems. It shows how to do all this as part of a standardized archival process that requires modest contributions from team members throughout an organization, rather than the superhuman effort of a dedicated team.

* Exhaustively considers the diverse set of issues—legal, technological, and financial—affecting organizations faced with major database archiving requirements.

* Shows how to design and implement a database archival process that is integral to existing procedures and systems.

* Explores the role of players at every level of the organization—in terms of the skills they need and the contributions they can make.

* Presents its ideas from a vendor-neutral perspective that can benefit any organization, regardless of its current technological investments.

* Provides detailed information on building the business case for all types of archiving projects

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Archiving Basics
Establishing a Database Archiving Project
Designing Database Archiving Applications
Database Archiving Application Software
Administration of the Database Archive
Final Thoughts
Generic Archiving Checklist
Goals of a Database Archiving System
Job Description of a Database Archive Analyst

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About the author (2010)

Jack E. Olson is a widely recognized database technology expert. His career includes significant contributions at IBM, BMC, Evoke, and now NEON Enterprise Software, where he serves as Chief Technology Office. Olson is author of Data Quality: The Accuracy Dimension, also published by Morgan Kaufmann. The inventor of record on several patents, he holds a BS from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Northwestern University.

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