In summary, organizations that are deploying big data platforms and applications must realize the importance of backing up their data. Platform-provided mechanisms such as replicas and snapshots are not sufficient to ensure proper data protection and to minimize downtime. Proper backup and recovery requires some investment but is well worth it given the role big data plays in driving business value.
Organizations should be aware of the hidden costs associated with developing home grown solutions and deploy the right technologies to meet their Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). Not having a backup/recovery solution for big data is not an option because events such as human error and data corruptions will happen. It is not a question of if, but when.
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