Symantec, Informatica Partner on Data Storage and Archiving

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The database archiving software helps IT organizations manage data growth in enterprise business applications.

Data integration software specialist Informatica and security firm Symantec announced a partnership to address the challenges of big data. Under the agreement, Symantec expands its existing relationship with Informatica to resell Informatica Data Archive. The new agreement is designed to bolster Symantec's portfolio of data protection, email and file archiving solutions with new capabilities and a single delivery model. Informatica Data Archive also enables NetBackup customers to move their inactive data from their production databases to reduce their data size and improve the efficiency of their backup and recovery processes.

The database archiving software helps IT organizations manage data growth in enterprise business applications, operational data stores and data warehouses. Informatica Data Archive also helps organizations enforce retention, disposal and security policies for regulatory compliance. Symantec NetBackup data protection centralizes physical and virtual data protection, reducing backup problems with end-to-end deduplication, while Symantec Enterprise Vault, a solution for integrated content archiving, enables users to store, manage and discover unstructured information across the organization.

"Customers look to Symantec to help them protect and manage their most valuable data assets, wherever that information may reside," said Brian Dye, vice president of product management for Symantec. "By partnering with Informatica, today we add significant capabilities to address emerging needs around managing growth in structured data. Together, we are able to deliver a comprehensive solution to address the complete spectrum of enterprise archiving and backup and recovery needs."

Dye said by intelligently relocating dormant data from production databases, customers will be able to significantly improve query performance and reduce backup windows without investing in additional infrastructure and organizations would gain the benefits of reduced storage costs, central management and reduced risks of non-compliance.

"Today IT organizations frequently struggle to back up ever-growing data volumes within ever-shrinking backup time windows," said Adam Wilson, senior vice president and general manager of information lifecycle management at Informatica. "By archiving inactive data using Informatica Data Archive, enterprises can dramatically reduce the amount of time and effort required for backup and recovery. Our joint offering with Symantec will enable enterprises to cost-effectively manage data growth, ensure compliance and streamline data protection."