In today’s information economy, organizations are facing unfathomable data growth rates. In fact, Aberdeen Group estimates that data is growing at a rate of 56% year over year. And now, the big data phenomenon means data is growing in every single operational and analytic application. In fact, data is growing to the point that many organizations are facing impaired performance of their mission-critical applications, along with increasing costs associated with storing all of that data.
To face this challenge, CSX Corporation is using IBM InfoSphere Optim to “trim several years of production data and provide application performance improvements.” By archiving, CSX is saving historical data on lower-cost storage media while maintaining easy access to it. In addition, CSX expects the more manageable database sizes to enable significant savings from reduced upgrade costs. And if required, archived data may be loaded to big data analytics systems such as Hadoop-based IBM InfoSphere BigInsights for historical analysis.