Data archival solutions with cloud replication

Are you facing data storage regulatory compliance problems? Fortunately, data archiving is one of those areas where regulatory compliance can be made easy and effective if you have the right archival solutions.

But first, let’s understand what data archival is all about, and why it is different from the normal backups that you are doing.

What is Enterprise Data Archival

Good data archival practices have many benefits, such as reducing the cost of primary storage, and as a direct consequence the cost of backup storage; having good original proofs in cases of legal problems; and very importantly, helping you avoid worrying about regulatory compliance.

Let us now examine some of the most important law requirements.

Data Archival

SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act):

PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

The standard stresses information access permissions and, it is based on the Principle of least privilege. This principle basically says that access to information should only be granted to those who necessarily need it, thus, reducing the risk for the data to be compromised. In addition, it requires the use of encryption.

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

GDPR

This regulation basically aims at protecting people’s information and presents new challenges for businesses. For example, Article 20 of the GDPR provides the Right of Data Portability. It basically says: if you’ve got some data about me, then I’m allowed to access it when I need it and to require you to provide it to anyone I choose. This applies to current and historical data.

Whilst regulatory compliance implies many efforts from your side, it can also be an opportunity to organize your data. The good news is that the pain implied can be reduced by having a sound reference architecture, and good data archival solutions.

Enterprise Data Archival: Introducing DBSync Cloud Replication and CDM

· The possibility to auto-create a schema and new fields by synchronizing an application to a database.

· The possibility of having real time integration via outbound messages.

· The capacity to obtain data from an application, such as Salesforce, and a database. Then, merge the data, use it according to your needs, and load the results obtained back to the application.

Final words

As CEO of DBSync, Rajeev has led the strategic emphasis on the integration space, while also ensuring alignment between customer needs and product development.