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Yellowbrick Data announces availability of cloud disaster recovery service

Yellowbrick Data has announced the general availability of its Cloud Disaster Recovery service.

The hybrid cloud data warehouse company also announced new database replication and enhanced backup/restore features, designed to remove cost and complexity from the business continuity strategies of Yellowbrick customers.

Yellowbrick says the solutions will fill a major gap.

"Yesterday's business continuity tools are too slow and complicated to manage the large and growing datasets typical of Yellowbrick data warehouses, which increasingly power web applications that are critical to the business," the company says.

"Yesterday's business continuity tools also fail to address other big data issues around cloud, hybrid cloud, data location, and data gravity. Yellowbrick Cloud Disaster Recovery gives these businesses confidence that essential analytics-driven services stay operational."

Nick Cox, Yellowbrick head of products, says the announcements complement the existing business continuity functionality inside a single Yellowbrick Data Warehouse.

"Including support for high availability, erasure coding, and fault tolerance--with new features that provide continuity across databases and locations in a low-cost, low-effort way using the power and flexibility of hybrid cloud architecture," he explains. 

"That is essential for business-critical applications."

Cox says the new offerings provide "the speed, granular control and effortless management that businesses need to back up and restore big datasets".

"They support backups at near-line speed, allow for incremental backups, and provide transactional consistency (ACID) of restored data. They also enable the automation of backup/restore operations without intermediate storage," he says.

"For more stringent high availability (HA) requirements, rich support for database replication via streaming provides continuous, asynchronous replication that transmits all changes within seconds and maintains ACID properties at all times. Yellowbrick also supports arbitrary topologies to ensure it can meet every customer need."

"Cloud Disaster Recovery also offers low-cost database replication as a service that provides the highest level of business continuity support for Yellowbrick data warehouses," adds Cox.

"Users can select one or more target databases to replicate to a second instance, either between cloud regions or from an on-premises instance to any cloud region, with full failover and fail-back capabilities.

"Yellowbrick delivers the scale, speed and support for hybrid cloud architectures that customers need, said Cox. Our easy-to-use yet powerful solutions span backup/restore, database replication and disaster recovery," he says.

"Enterprises rely on Yellowbrick to power critical business outcomes and get answers to the hardest business questions for improved profitability, better customer loyalty, and faster innovation in near real time, and at a fraction of the cost of alternatives," the company says. 

"Yellowbrick offers superior price/performance for thousands of concurrent users on petabytes of data, along with the unique ability to run analytic workloads on-premises, in a private cloud, and/or in any public cloud and manage them in a simple, consistent way all with predictable pricing via fixed-cost annual subscription."