OutBoard DataTiering with Nearline Storage (NLS)


Datavard OutBoard™ is a Nearline Storage (NLS) archiving solution that enables ongoing control of data growth and operational cost.

Datavard OutBoard™ is 100%  SAP® embedded and certified. It is the only solution that does not require any external storage. The tool compresses archived data up to 95% of its size while keeping it available at all times for reporting and ETL.

Datavard OutBoard™ helps to:

  • reduce operational efforts and expenses
  • decrease system size
  • keep archived data readily available
  • raise system performance (esp. data load, backups and recovery)
  • simplify your systems' administration 

Archive or delete old data

Control data growth

Reduce operational costs

Get ready for HANA

How it works

Datavard OutBoard™ uses flexible data analysis to store the data from SAP® BW into a Nearline Storage (NLS) based on their age and operational relevance. Day-to-day business data stays in online database, while old and cold data is archived. Nearlined data remains accessible for reporting, data load and analysis tools.

More storage options available

For very large systems or under SAP® HANA infrastructure costs and licenses may make it necessary to store archived data outside the existing operational database. For that purpose we have created a comprehensive Storage Management module for OutBoard™ that allows you to connect:

  • SAP® Sybase IQ
  • Apache™ Hadoop®
  • Any SAP certified DBMS (Oracle DB, IBM DB/2, MS SQL, MaxDB, ASE)
  • File / Cloud based storage (e.g. Netapp, EMC)

This functionality turns OutBoard™ into the most complete Nearline Storage solution available.