The term Big Data or the Data Explosion is nothing new to many businesses. Each and every day, 15 petabytes of NEW data gets created. 35% of industries need to keep records for years due to compliance and regulatory reasons. The ability to handle large data bases will become an even larger issue in the future.
Compounding this issue is the fact that the data layer has yet to become virtualized, causing massive databases to be copied over and over again: a copy of the company’s database for each developer, for compliance, for testing, for backup, for DR, and on and on. There must be a better way!