Princeton Softech, a market leader in database archiving, announced the general availability of Release 5.3 of Princeton Softech's Archive for DB2 with expanded support for data retention compliance and information lifecycle management (ILM) strategies. This newest release of Archive for DB2 delivers enhanced storage options, support for IBM's DB2 V8 and new archive processing options for greater performance.

Archive for DB2 provides capabilities for archiving and storing historical data on a variety of low-cost storage media, including online in an active archive database, near-line disk, offline to tape, disk-based WORM device or long-term permanent storage, such as EMC Centera. Release 5.3 delivers enhanced EMC Centera API support that enables staged recall of Archive Files from Centera and easy migration of Archive Files from disk to Centera.

In addition, new file retention options allow authorized users to designate the desired retention period for archived data. Companies that implement database archiving and ILM best practices can leverage the most cost-effective performance/storage platforms to regain application and performance benefits, while optimizing storage utilization and reducing costs.


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