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Data Store!

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The Internet era brought about new challenges for data storage and processing, which prompted the creation of new technologies. When you review the various AWS data storage options, the situation might seem similar unless you know how to compare the available options. AWS provides a dozen services that can be classified as “data storage services.” Why do you think enterprises save data? Storing and securing data is most important for enterprises because it helps in analysing the operations, customer behaviour through better decision making. Also, it helps in storing the data which can be used for later purposes.


There are two main reasons we care about data: to get valuable insight from it or store it for later use. When getting valuable insights from data, more data usually beats better models. When keeping data for later use, be it digital assets or backups, the more data we can store, the less we need to guess what data to keep and what to throw away. These two reasons prompt us to collect as much data as we can store, process, and afford to keep.
Data Value

Although we would like to extract useful information from all data we collect, not all data is equally important to us. Some data has to be preserved at all costs, and other data can be easily regenerated as needed or even lost without significant impact on the business. Depending on the value of data, we are more or less willing to invest in additional durability.

Reproducible

Reproducible data contains a copy of useful information that is often created to improve performance or simplify consumption, such as adding more structure or altering a structure to match consumption patterns. Although the loss of some or all of this data may affect a system’s performance or availability, this will not result in data loss because the data can be reproduced from other data sources.

Advantages of FarEye’s Datastore:

(a) Easy scalability with high performance: Cloud datastore uses a distributed architecture using automated scaling.
(b) Data storage saving: By storing your data online you are reducing the burden of your hard disk, which means you are eventually saving disk space.

(c) World Wide accessibility: This is the main advantage of online data storage. You can access your data anywhere in the world. You don’t have to carry your hard disk, pen drive or any other storage device.
(d) Fully managed with no planned downtime: FarEye handles the administration of the cloud datastore service so you can focus on your application.

(e) Automatic backup: This datastore acts as a automatic backup and can be used whenever you require.