By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy
I recently had the chance to catch up with Joe Leung and learn about Application Information Optimizer. This is a new product - well, sorta of new - it used to be called HP Database Archiving software. It's now part of the HP Autonomy Information Management team's portfolio and while there's a new name for this product, there's also lots of new functionality. In this podcast, Joe walks me through what's new.
Before you listen to the podcast, let me summarize what Application Information Optimizer (AIO) does. It moves inactive structured data from either production or legacy systems to lower cost on-premise or cloud storage environments. What's new here (besides the name) is that it has built-in integration with HP Autonomy Consolidated Archive, HP TRIM, HP Vertica, and Autonomy IDOL.
With all the focus on archiving unstructured data, AIO is a great solution for databases that are crammed with old, stale data that isn't really needed. AIO can decrease your data footprint and when you have smaller, more efficient databases, you can accelerate backup, recovery, and replication times. Also, it follows that you can improve end-user productivity by increasing database performance.
Here's the podcast with Joe:
If you rather download this as a podcast, right click here and save the MP3 file. You can also subscribe to my podcast on iTunes - go to the iTunes store and search for "Around the Storage Block" or you can open this link and click on the "View in iTunes" button under my picture.
Here are a few resources to help you dig deeper in AIO:
- First of all, here is the Application Information Optimizer hp.com product page - a product page is always a great place to start because you can get things like the data sheet, case studies, and more.
- Speaking of case studies, in the podcast Joe talks to me about how HP IT is using AIO. I got an copy of that case study and am including it in the blog post (3MB PDF).
- I did a podcast at SNW Dallas last spring where I got my first overview of Autonomy. If you're not familiar with Autonomy, this is a good podcast to get an introduction.
You can download this podcast by doing a right-click and "Save as".