Rubrik now offers a backup solution for distributed, NoSQL databases
Rubrik offers a solution to the rapidly growing requirement to backup highly distributed and non-relational NoSQL databases and present Rubrik Datos IO.
The information technology industry increasingly relies on architectures that embrace scale-out, highly-distributed systems. From small startups designing entirely in the cloud to large enterprises developing new customer-facing applications, the move to NoSQL databases has increased across the globe. While cloud-native architectures and, in particular, NoSQL databases solve problems, they also amplify a few common pitfalls.
One of the biggest challenges is that because NoSQL databases have done such an excellent job with native database replication, many organizations are fooled into a false sense of protection. The irony here is that by solving one major problem, many others now lurk in the background, leaving critical customer data at risk. As organizations continue to deploy production applications on NoSQL databases, it’s nearly inevitable that the data will become unavailable or corrupted.
But what happens in the event of a virus attack, data corruption, or a human error such as an admin dropping a table? If the only copies are online, then all copies are affected. Current classic backup solutions have difficulties to cope with distributed database in an application-consistent fashion and in many cases backups were done incompletely. This then requires more database repairs and produces downtime. Most importantly, given the cloud nature of these databases and the fact that they’re heavily used by DBAs and DevOps teams, the simplicity of the backup product is key to adoption.
With Rubrik Datos IO, a new data protection and data management product exists for NoSQL non-relational databases. Rubrik Datos IO addresses these challenges, offering more flexible RPO and reduced RTO to NoSQL databases through application-consistent, point-in-time offline backups, including deduplication across versions to increase storage efficiency.