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Symantec Cooperates with SAP to Simplify Big Data Backups

Created: 15 Jan 2013 • Updated: 17 Jan 2013
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Big Data and Data Analytics are tremendously valuable tools for businesses today, delivering insights into every aspect of the business, from customer interactions to network security. But like any tool, it doesn’t have any value if you don’t know how to use it. This is where SAP HANA comes in. As a component of a Big Data solution, this new disruptive technology provides the in-memory database, which enables organizations to process both transactional and analytical workloads at incredible speeds—days to minutes, hours to seconds—allowing for more agile, data-driven business decisions.

Just like any other business information, however, Big Data can be impacted by downtime and disasters. Organizations are having a hard enough time backing up their traditional data storage. How can they be expected to handle hundreds or thousands of times as much information?

It’s simple – use the tools you’ve already invested in. Why waste valuable people and resources on disrupting the foundation you already have in place for data protection when Symantec, the market leader in data protection, has already innovated to help you solve the Big Data Backup challenge?

Symantec has been working closely with SAP to integrate its NetBackup solution directly to the SAP HANA database. SAP has released a new interface and certification process for back-up solutions in cooperation with partners such as Symantec, and NetBackup now integrates with this Backint API, to enable fast, effective protection of data from the SAP HANA server to the NetBackup platform. This allows our customers to make use of the current NetBackup deployment without requiring extra point tools to meet the challenge of further protecting deployments of SAP HANA.

As one of the first third-party backup solutions certified by SAP to integrate with SAP HANA, NetBackup condenses the process of backing up SAP HANA from two steps into one, giving organizations the ability to backup SAP HANA directly to the NetBackup platform. Automating the backup process helps reduce the chances of human error, making it easier to enjoy the benefits of SAP HANA, deriving actionable information in near real time, without worrying about potential data loss. With the power of SAP HANA and the protection capabilities of NetBackup, businesses can enjoy an extra element of confidence working with Big Data.