"[…] any disruption to […] IT infrastructure can have severe consequences. This is why it’s particularly worrying that the vast majority of SMBs reported cost, complexity and capability challenges with backup and recovery."

Ratmir Timashev, President and CEO, Veeam.

Backups are an essential part of your disaster plan. But using backups to track and monitor your data is grossly inefficient and time-consuming. Still, this is how many organisations operate.

 

Observato provides a new way to track changes to your data in real time, saves you space, and makes data management more efficient.

 

Cycle

When talking about real time there is a huge difference between seeing things as they happen and waiting for overnight process to complete.

 

Traditional Database backup

Takes a "snapshot" of data every 24 hours. As such, misses a lot of changes made during the day

 

Observato

Tracks your data in real time; never misses an update or a change regardless of the time of day

 

Format

Data needs to be easily accessible, there is no point storing data in a format that users cannot access during the day.

 

Traditional Database backup

Data recorded as a binary coded file; impossible to use without a live database connection

 

Observato

Data recorded in a user-friendly fashion that allows all provisioned system users to read audit history from browser and mobile

 

Technical

How many IT resources needed to enable the business with audit data?

 

Traditional Database backup

Must be managed and accessed by IT personnel. Any changes or audit searches require a professional to handle files, restore instances, and load backups

 

Observato

Easy to use, so no IT resources need to get involved

 

Access

Audit data should be available to all users so they can perform searches and investigations by themselves.

 

Traditional Database backup

Manually searchable with a hit and miss approach. Extensive use of intrinsic database engine vendor SQL

 

Observato

Complete data visibility directly from dashboard; search for any record or field level values over several systems and any point in time – including external archive locations

 

Efficiency

Overloading systems with unnecessary data is not a good practice. You should only keep relevant and accurate data throughout the infrastructure.

 

Traditional Database backup

Records all data regardless of whether it was changed or not. As such, produces large files with very few significant changes and wastes a lot of disk space

 

Observato

Changes are only recorded on the individual field level. This is extremely efficient and space conserving

 

Stop Creating Inefficient Backups

Organisations wast effort and resources to create archive and backup processes that are inefficient and unusable. Discover the Observato way for yourself. Schedule a demo request and we will get in touch.

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