A key attraction of the cloud is that it can tap the economies of scale when it comes to compute and storage. Not surprisingly, with the rise of managed cloud database services like Amazon RDS, an ecosystem of third parties have emerged with claims that they can automate some of the housekeeping tasks better than the cloud guys.
What piqued our interest with Clumio a few months back was that they were using AWS’s own technologies to build their own cloud backup and recovery solutions. In essence, fighting fire with fire. They’ve now taken that a step further with long-term data retention, with a new solution targeted at Amazon RDS customers. The new solution adds automation to what would otherwise be a multi-step solution for backing up and accessing data under long-term retention.Read more