IBM Optim Solution - Data Growth & Archiving
An incredible growth in technology brings with it an exponential increase in data. Of course, the most
apparent solution to having too much data is to get rid of it, but for many businesses, in a variety of
industries, one cannot simply delete data or information; there are numerous regulations that require long-
term retention of data. To adhere to these regulations, many businesses increase the size of their storage,
but as they do so they increase their cost. With businesses looking to curb expenses, it is no wonder many are
looking for resources to help manage the life cycle of data.
One resource to manage data is IBM’s Optim Data Growth Solution. Not only does IBM’s software address the
issue of cost-related data storage, it works to improve many other areas of data performance. After all, if the
size of your data grows out of control, the performance of your applications would suffer as your applications
become bloated and weighed down by unnecessary data. With IBM Optim your business has the ability to
properly archive all that data and keep applications running effectively and efficiently.
Once recognizing the clear benefits of data management, the next step is to implement. But how is the IBM
Optim Solutions implemented? Typically, a business will apply Optim throughout its enterprise system in
phased approaches. Some examples of this phased approach are as follows:
● A business’ objectives are reviewed, along with any storage, access, etc. requirements
● Find the data that can be retired, this includes analyzing the potential results of data archiving and
recognizing any additional customizations needed
● Testing the process, which includes archiving, removing, and restoring specific sets of data
After all of the steps above have been completed, the process becomes automated and archiving can be set to
run on a routine basis. This process is performed for each set of data and can be applied to other applications
throughout the enterprise system.
Throughout implementation, maintaining data integrity and context is of the utmost importance; if data is not
100 percent accurate, it is of no use to anyone. This is especially true when it comes time for an audit or
when your business needs to comply with standard regulations. Optim data management will keep your data
in compliance, retain accuracy, and never will corrupt or pollute your data, even if the data is extremely
Using a data management system to manage data growth and archiving will improve operations and save
money, all while ensuring compliance and protecting data integrity.
Read more about : IBM consulting service