Invented by Paramasivam Kumarasamy, Brahmaiah Vallabhaneni, Commvault Systems Inc

The market for systems and methods for database archiving has been steadily growing in recent years. As companies generate and accumulate vast amounts of data, the need for efficient and secure storage solutions has become paramount. Database archiving offers a way to manage and preserve data that is no longer actively used but still needs to be retained for compliance, historical, or analytical purposes. Database archiving involves the process of moving data from the primary operational database to a separate storage system. This allows organizations to free up valuable space in their production databases while still maintaining access to the archived data when needed. Archiving can be done at various levels, including individual tables, specific data ranges, or entire databases. One of the main drivers behind the increasing demand for database archiving solutions is the need to comply with regulatory requirements. Many industries, such as finance, healthcare, and government, have strict data retention policies that mandate the preservation of records for a certain period of time. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in severe penalties and legal consequences. Database archiving provides a way to ensure compliance by securely storing and managing data in a manner that meets regulatory standards. Another factor contributing to the growth of the market is the rising importance of data analytics. Archived data often contains valuable insights and historical trends that can help organizations make informed business decisions. By implementing effective database archiving systems, companies can easily access and analyze this data, gaining a competitive advantage in their respective industries. Furthermore, the increasing adoption of cloud computing has also fueled the demand for database archiving solutions. Cloud-based archiving offers several advantages, including scalability, cost-effectiveness, and enhanced data security. With cloud-based archiving, organizations can store and manage their archived data in off-site data centers, reducing the burden on their internal IT infrastructure. The market for systems and methods for database archiving is highly competitive, with numerous vendors offering a wide range of solutions. These solutions vary in terms of features, scalability, ease of use, and integration capabilities. Some vendors specialize in providing standalone archiving tools, while others offer comprehensive data management platforms that include archiving as a feature. When selecting a database archiving solution, organizations should consider their specific requirements, such as the volume of data to be archived, the desired level of automation, and the need for integration with existing systems. It is also important to evaluate the vendor’s reputation, customer support, and track record in delivering reliable and secure archiving solutions. In conclusion, the market for systems and methods for database archiving is experiencing significant growth as organizations recognize the importance of efficient data management and compliance. With the increasing volume of data generated by businesses, database archiving offers a practical and cost-effective solution for storing and preserving valuable information. As the market continues to evolve, it is expected that vendors will continue to innovate and develop new technologies to meet the growing demands of organizations in managing their data assets.

The Commvault Systems Inc invention works as follows

A data storage system, according to certain aspects, can archive database data related to different database applications. Data storage systems according to certain aspects can provide database archiving module logic that incorporates and/or is based on native commands and/or schema specific to particular databases applications. According to certain aspects, the database archiving module may determine the relationship of tables with respective database applications. It can also archive selected database data using native commands and native schema.

Background for Systems and Methods for Database Archiving

Information Management System Overview

Client Computing Devices.

Primary Data, Exemplary Primary Storage Devices

Secondary copies and Exemplary Secondary Storage Devices

The Use of Intermediate Devices for the Creation of Secondary Copies

Exemplary Secondary Data and Exemplary Primary Data

Exemplary Information Management System Architecture

Storage Manager

Data Agents

Media Agents

Distributed, Scalable Architecture

Exemplary Types Information Management Operations

Data Movement Operations

Backup Operations

Archive Operations

Snapshot Operations

Replication Operations

Deduplication/Single-Instancing Operations

Information Lifecycle Management and Hierarchical Storage Management Operation

Auxiliary Copy” and Disaster Recovery Operations

Data Processing and Manipulation Operation

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