Databases are vital to every business. They are responsible for recording and communicating some of the organization's most critical data.
Whether it's related to employee records, sales transactions, product inventory, customer profiles, or even just marketing activities, organizations often can't afford to lose any database data.
As a result, keeping these environments protected to ensure your data is always available is a must. However, this is no easy feat and is a lot easier said than done.
Today's database teams are being asked to protect more data, across more databases, across more environments with the same legacy protection they have always used.
Unfortunately, legacy backup and recovery products are just not up to the task and are putting your business at risk.
DBTA held a webinar with Justin Ruiz, senior product marketing manager, Rubrik and Ganesh Balabharathi, solutions architect, Rubrik who discussed the most commonly asked questions organizations have when protecting their SQL and Oracle databases at enterprise scale.
Databases are often the crown jewel of the enterprise, Ruiz and Balabharathi explained. Siloed tools, multiple environments, and large data volumes make protecting databases challenging.
Maintaining scripts and job scheduling is time consuming. Large databases mean lengthy RPOs and RTOs. And limited control makes supporting secondary users a challenge.
By implementing automated discovery, a non-intrusive agent, and automated protection, companies can keep their databases protected and get time back.
To ensure data is always recoverable, companies can use the Rubrik platform with gives users a unified dashboard so they can have unified visibility of their systems, they noted. Rubrik Live Mount improves copy cycle time, and reduces storage consumption. Rubrik Oracle Recovery Validation can audit backups for any recovery point, leverage database clone automation and requires no added storage, and configure email notifications.
Ruiz and Balabharathi recommend designing for recovery. This means:
- Enable near-zero RTOs without the need for added storage
- Flexible recovery options to keep DBAs in control
- Ensure backups are valid and recoverable
Modern database backup and recovery should consolidate database protection into one platform, get time back with automated discovery and protection, deliver near-zero RTOs while keeping DBAs in control, and support secondary users with self-service clones.
An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.