Big data transfer to the cloud

Service lets agencies beam big data to and from Amazon cloud

Agencies using Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3) have a new option for moving big data to and from on-premise data centers to the AWS S3 cloud quickly and reliably, according to officials with Attunity, a provider of information availability software.

Attunity’s CloudBeam services – a file replication and a managed file transfer service for S3 – have come out of beta testing and are now available, officials said in a release.  Attunity CloudBeam is a software-as-a-service platform that is tightly integrated with S3, providing file replication and synchronization of files and folders between data centers and S3 for disaster recovery, backup or data distribution.

The managed file transfer service uploads files rapidly and securely to AWS S3, providing automated, fully-audited and recoverable file transfers to support business intelligence, analytics, archiving and content availability, the company said.

Cloud storage has clear advantages, but still presents challenges to users, particularly when it comes to big data, said Paul Burns, principal analyst with Neovise, an independent research firm focused on cloud computing. Many existing methods for moving big data to, from and between clouds are often slow, expensive or unreliable, Burns said.

CloudBeam is designed to eliminate data transfer bottlenecks with its ability to handle high-capacity, high-volume data with high-performance and parallelized data delivery streaming, which addresses bandwidth issues, Matt Benati, Attunity’s vice president of global marketing, said in a statement.

Attunity CloudBeam also provides data replication to Amazon Redshift, a fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service.

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