EMC Eyes Data Growth

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EMC Corp. is expanding its storage management initiative with a software suite that gives organizations tools for limiting the volume of data that can be placed in their enterprise databases.

The new DatabaseXtender suite enables organizations to monitor database growth and identifies and relocates inactive data to various lower-cost storage devices. As a result, enterprises will achieve improved database performance, according to Don Swatik, vice president of global solutions for EMC, in Hopkinton, Mass.

The storage vendor plans to debut DatabaseXtender along with a handful of new ILM (Information Lifecycle Management) services at Oracle Corp.'s Oracle AppsWorld conference in San Diego this week.

"A big key [to ILM] is being able to move inactive data to an appropriate class of storage and minimize data in databases, improve performance [and] manageability, and be able to back the data up," said Swatik. "Tiered storage is a big part of that."

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Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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