EMC Data Domain Boost for IBM DB2 enables faster, more efficient backup and provides database administrators with complete control of backup and recovery.
Faster, More Efficient Backup
Data Domain Boost for DB2 distributes parts of the deduplication process to the DB2 database server, enabling client-side deduplication so only unique data is sent from the server to the EMC Data Domain system. This speeds backup performance by 50 percent, reduces backup impact on the server by 20 to 40 percent, and reduces network bandwidth requirements by up to 80 to 99 percent.
Complete Database Administrator Control
Data Domain Boost seamlessly integrates with DB2 via IBM Data Studio. With Data Domain Boost for DB2, database administrators access the Data Domain system directly through their native utility. Since no additional backup application is required, database administrators keep complete control of SQL backup and recovery.
Advanced Load-Balancing and Failover
Data Domain Boost aggregates network links on the Data Domain system into a single group so multiple links appear as one to the DB2 server. The Data Domain system then transparently balances the backup load between links in the group. In addition, the automatic link failover mechanism keeps backup systems operational in case of temporary network glitches.