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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."