Your databases hold your company’s most critical assets, including customer information, corporate financials, human resources information, and other critical data sources. In today’s constantly connected global business environment, you need a cost-effective and reliable strategy for protecting your data from disasters. Good data protection practices require keeping usable business-critical backups offsite. This has traditionally been implemented by writing backups to tape and storing the tapes offsite.
The overall pricing and operational characteristics of cloud object storage like Amazon s3 and Azure Blob make it a compelling alternative to shipping tapes offsite. Good cloud infrastructure offers storage redundancy, security, availability, and scalability with a geographic distribution that allows it to absorb a broad range of adverse events with minimal to no loss of availability. However, the only objection to over-the-network cloud backup is that limited network bandwidth can slow the transfer of large volumes of data, such as a full backup of a large production Oracle database.
Ebin Varghese Kadavy is a Technical Marketing Engineer in the Database solutions team. He is an Experienced Database Specialist with a demonstrated history of working more than 10 years in the information technology and services industry. He is Skilled in managing Oracle Databases, PostgreSQL Database, MySQL, Cassandra, Oracle Apps EBS, WebLogic Administration, and Unix.