The best apps & add-ons, January 2016 part 4

released: 1/29/2016

With the emergence of the growing interest in big data technologies, we do have to redefine our thoughts about archiving. We still need to archive in the near future but the way we conceive an archive needs to change. This is the playground of the German company PBS

For the second time in a row, PBS Software has been included in Gartner’s "Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement". This year the evaluation was even better than the last time. PBS was meanwhile able to climb from leading the niche players to become a “Challenger”. Gartner creates the report, which is published on a yearly basis, based on an extensive catalog of criteria and independent customer surveys.

“We are proud of our achievements and those of our partners and are extremely happy to receive this recognition by the Gartner analysts”, said managing director, G√ľnther Reichling. “Our products are continuously being further developed and also have a promising future running on the SAP HANA in-memory platform. Consistent Information Lifecycle Management with regular data archiving is of particular importance in the case of migration to Business Suite HANA in order to keep costs within scope.“

PBS is a pioneer with regard to the removal of archived data into a column-oriented nearline database that was initially SAP (formerly Sybase) IQ, but meanwhile also Actian Vector or IBM DB2 BLU. This technique has numerous advantages such as an extremely high degree of data compression as well as very fast analyses. It can be used both in operative as well as in analytical SAP solutions. Access with the widely used PBS archive add ons – that ensure seamless access to archived data after archiving has taken place – is accelerated immensely when using the until now unique PBS nearline storage solution for SAP ERP.

PBS solutions ensure streamlined and efficient data management that removes as much data as possible from the primary database and yet still guarantees fast access to it. Compliance aspects are also taken into consideration. PBS also additionally provides the possibility to perform data management outside of an SAP system, as is required in the case of system decommissionings or company sales.

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