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Data Digest: ETL is IT's Hidden Burden, Getting the MOst from Your Backup

The looming problems from ETL on your IT environment, plus backup is for more than just data restoration.

ETL: The Hidden Burden within IT
(Source: Inside Big Data)

A problem that does not get any headlines -- but is more damaging than almost all other issues -- is the ETL process. As the sheer amount of data continues to increase, the bigger the ETL problem gets as data preparation takes longer and longer. This article explores the looming issue and offers solutions.


Beyond Restoration: Getting the Most Out of Your Backup
(Source: The Register)

The traditional backup of saving all data owned is not a viable strategy anymore given the huge volumes of data enterprises must store. Furthermore, backups can do much more than just restore lost data. This article reviews potential uses of backups beyond copying files and offers more efficient ways to back things up.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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