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The best decisions are made by extracting value from all the disparate data across your business. Yet aggregating data across external sources, regional silos and various forms of storage is not an easy challenge to solve.
Data-powered businesses need always-on access to data to keep operations moving smoothly and to stay competitive. As data infrastructures grow more distributed, many companies rely on complex hybrid and cloud environments, often from a combination of vendors and platforms across multiple regions. Companies with big data require solutions for continuous availability and data consistency in a mixed, multicloud IT environment.
A live data replication strategy can bring together siloed data while ensuring accuracy, global accessibility and consistency. This is increasingly critical to manage across multiregion data platform architectures that span on-premises and several private and public clouds from different vendors.
Benefits of live data replication
Data movement. Live data replication can simplify processes and decrease risk for data lake ingestion. It is an optimal solution when migrating complex workloads—whether they are between data lake platforms that are both on premises, or between on-premises and hybrid- or multicloud environments.
A good example comes from the recently-finalized merger of Cloudera and Hortonworks. Hortonworks customers interested in Cloudera products will need technology that facilitates migration and vice-versa. In addition, as Cloudera and Hortonworks bringtheir systems together, customers will need the ability to move to new “unity” products without downtime and the financial repercussions that can bring. A live data replication strategy makes managing these types of migrations both safer and simpler.
Disaster recovery (DR), high availability (HA) and data governance. The data replication, backup and recovery tools provided by Hadoop distribution vendors were primarily designed for copying files, not for consistent replication of an entire cluster for backup and recovery. Live data replication for DR, HA and data governance can provide fully-functional copies of data, accessible from anywhere to anyone with complete control over data consistency and location. This can help you satisfy strict regulatory requirements.