For years, National Steel struggled with data archiving issues, writing and rewriting custom programs every time data needed to be archived. The custom archive programs became increasingly more difficult to manage and were using precious IT resources.

Our company's largest project to date, a new order fulfillment system (OFS), was expected to grow significantly in a matter of six months. Recognizing that archiving was an essential component for managing our databases, we conducted a comparative analysis in terms of cost and development effort between designing a custom in-house solution and using an active archiving solution. Once we implemented the new OFS, the projected development cost of custom archiving was staggering. As the foundation for our daily operations, the OFS had to be a high-performance, highly reliable system.

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