Compression for Data Management
Think back, how has IT evolved over your career and over back over the past 30 years if applicable. Now narrow down that focus to just Data Management techniques. Its easy to forget that enterprises used to go to great lengths to determine what data had value and which did not; this was a very expensive approach to data management. Now fast forward to the present and you can see that the IT pendulum has swung the other direction and today enterprises keep all data regardless of type or value, hence; the Big Data problem.
It is safe to say, that IT continues to struggle with Data Management. It is understandable that there is not just a single method to solve all the issues for Data Management. IBM brings many solutions to the Data Management solution offerings on sure offering is through compression technology. You might ask how does compression help w/ Data Management?
Compression brings efficiency to your data storage in the Block & File space by shrinking the data sets which directly impact the total storage footprint. Let's break that down even further, compression directly impacts power and cooling budgets by allowing enterprises to store less data in the end an enterprise need less storage gear.
Which when translated into business terms means savings in power and cooling spending. Putting another perspective on it, think about how tight your data center real estate is getting - compression can help your enterprise today! By reducing storage footprints that allows the data center real estate to be utilized by some other technology.
Did you know that you can download a FREE IBM tool to help you better understand how compression will impact do data sets? The tool is called Comprestimator and you can download your copy here to run against your own data!
Want to learn more about the IBM Compression offerings look back at a Blog I wrote in June of '12.
IBM will be expanding the compression offerings check the Preview URL for more info
Don't miss the HUGE IBM Storage Announcement on Feb 5th '13