Intro to Rubrik Datos IO 2.5: Your Primer on Our Newest Product
At Rubrik, we believe Rubrik Datos IO has come along at a perfect time.
As more organizations choose NoSQL databases to rapidly build their modern applications, they also struggle with ensuring these applications are protected. Rubrik Datos IO was built to tackle this problem head on.
We recognize that many of you are interested in learning more about Rubrik Datos IO for NoSQL and distributed databases, and we recently held a webinar to discuss our product – and our customers – in greater detail.
Here’s a quick rundown of what we covered in the webinar, which is available to watch on-demand here.
The background: why NoSQL databases need data protection
Enterprises are increasingly investing in NoSQL and cloud-native infrastructure. As with most big trends in technology, there are many factors behind this: these platforms take advantage of distributed commodity hardware, are designed with today’s unstructured data in mind, and are easier to configure as highly available.
Today, applications built on NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Apache Cassandra / Datastax are at the center of many Fortune 500 companies’ operations. Companies that selected these products to help their application developers build faster 10 years ago now have many critical applications at scale. And because these databases enable rapid prototyping and microservices-style development, more next-generation applications are being born every year – sometimes without point-in-time recovery, ransomware protection, or a simple defense against accidental corruption.
There is a need for a solution that helps to better protect NoSQL data at scale – while keeping application development fast. That solution is Rubrik Datos IO.
The benefits: how Rubrik Datos IO makes NoSQL backup exceptional
Rubrik Datos IO – or RDIO, for short – was architected for the modern IT stack with a number of industry-first capabilities. We’ll focus on three major benefits:
RDIO is built specifically to protect and recover NoSQL data in worst-case scenarios. It is hard to backup non-relational, eventually consistent, distributed databases. In a world of hardware failures, network partitions, and logical errors, RDIO guarantees an application-consistent, failure-resilient backup for both MongoDB and Cassandra, and it makes it easier to recover data for a specific point in time. This can be a lifesaver for high-volume workloads and mission-critical applications.
RDIO is built for the cloud-native world. There is no traditional media server, single point of failure, or manually configured storage partition. Compared to traditional backup and recovery products, RDIO is a more modern data management offering – what one tech journalist called “the Tesla of backup.” RDIO is designed to make it easy to run on a public cloud, send data to low-cost object storage, and recover to a different topology, tackling anything from dev instances to seasonal spikes. In essence, it gives you backup that is as elastic as your production database.
RDIO is built to help you contain storage and cloud costs. As distributed systems, most NoSQL databases are configured to duplicate a given key-value pair across multiple nodes. This can be positive for performance and for high-availability configuration, but it also results in a great deal of data duplication, especially at scale. We offer industry-first NoSQL semantic deduplication, which can cut down on backup storage size by as upwards of 70% – helping you save valuable storage in your data center or money on your public cloud bill.
The brand new: what RDIO 2.5 delivers to our growing user base
For many companies with a significant NoSQL investment, this sounds great. In our latest 2.5 release, we’ve built several new features to aid enterprises seeking to balance the speed of NoSQL with the safety of proven enterprise data protection. Here are two exciting features our customers are using with RDIO 2.5:
Granular, queryable recovery. In larger deployments, the database administrator may discover a small amount of data that needs to be restored due to corruption or human error. Our product now offers you the ability to do just that, with sub-table level or query-level recovery to minimize the amount of time spent restoring data in larger clusters.
Policy management. Just as Rubrik has made it simple for companies to shift much of the hard, manual work of backup and recovery to software, so too has RDIO built policy-level management into our GUI and RESTful API. Create multiple SLAs, backup one dataset to your object storage of choice and another to the public cloud, and rest easy knowing that your NoSQL data is as safe as you need it to be.