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Datos IO RecoverX supports 'traditional applications'

Datos IO now offers data protection and recovery for Microsoft SQL in the cloud. The RecoverX 2.0 software also supports Cloudera and Hortonworks platforms.

Datos IO has built out its RecoverX platform for data protection of traditional applications in the cloud.

Datos IO this week said its RecoverX 2.0 can now protect relational databases such as Microsoft SQL Server residing on premises and in the public cloud. The new Datos IO RecoverX can also migrate data across clouds in native formats.

Peter Smails, vice president of marketing and business development at Datos IO, said customers are craving cloud support.

"First, they continue to build new applications in the cloud and they say, 'I need to be able to protect those,'" he said. "Second, customers are aggressively moving traditional applications to the cloud. They basically want mobility and agility to better use the cloud wherever they want."

Datos IO RecoverX now also supports backup and recovery for big data file systems such as Hadoop distributions that include Cloudera and Hortonworks. The capability provides backup and file-level granular recovery for Hadoop Distributed File System digital repositories.

Datos IO undergoes 'business shift'

Dave Russell, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner research, said Datos IO is making a shift from protecting only next-generation databases such as Apache Cassandra and NoSQL to including traditional ones like Microsoft SQL Server.

"Now they are starting to go more mainstream," Russell said. "It's a significant business shift to open up in that direction. Datos IO sells more to the infrastructure application team. Now application teams are asking, 'What else can you do for me?'"

Russell said Datos IO is also adding more sophisticated capabilities to the backup process, which includes the ability to pause and resume a backup.

"Before they had scheduling, but they didn't have much control," he said. "Now they have more control."

[Customers] basically want mobility and agility to better use the cloud wherever they want.
Peter Smailsvice president of marketing and business development, Datos IO

The Datos IO RecoverX data protection software is aimed at application architects, database administrators and development teams. It can manage, protect and recover third-platform and internet of things data that reside locally and on software-as-a-service platforms. RecoverX works with scale-out databases, including Amazon DynamoDB, Apache Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise, Google Bigtable, MongoDB, Redis and SQLite.

Datos IO RecoverX backs up databases running on premises or in the Amazon Web Services and Google clouds, among others. The product provides semantic deduplication for storage space efficiency and initially was purpose-built for nonrelational databases. It also enables scalable versioning for flexible backups and any-point-in-time recovery.

Smails said what differentiates the Datos IO RecoverX distributed database backup software from other traditional data protection tools is that it is cloud-native and application-centric.

"We are the control plane," Smails said. "(And) this is petabyte scale. We are application-centric so recovery does not operate in a virtual machine construct -- it's in an application construct. Because we are application-centric, we can do it efficiently."

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