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VMware vSAN and Rubrik for NoSQL Databases are VMware Ready

By: Robert Hamilton, Director, Product Marketing, Rubrik. Tarun Thakur, General Manager, Databases and Big Data, Rubrik


The days of siloed compute and storage are rapidly coming to a close—replaced by Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) deployed in the cloud or on-premises. The move to HCI is driven by the need to simplify operations, reduce costs and rapidly scale. Enterprise organizations are moving rapidly to VMware vSAN for hyperconverged infrastructure1 to modernize their data center, deploy modern applications and databases, and support both public and private cloud infrastructure.


Modernization of applications is running in tandem with the move to HCI. The rush to stay ahead of the competition now drives projects to monetize data, engage more customers, and create e-commerce apps—and do it all quickly. Success is measured by time to market, reduction of legacy systems and lower infrastructure costs. That’s why organizations are moving away from monolithic applications in traditional data centers and to a new generation of cloud-native applications that support distributed and shared-nothing architectures (NoSQL, Big Data, etc.), microservices and containers.


Modern applications are fueling the aggressive1 adoption of NoSQL databases like Apache Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, and many others. They are chosen for their superior performance, scalability and native fault tolerance. Not only are these next-generation databases fast and built for the highly available nature of these applications, they’re less complex, and they adapt to the developer mindset much better than traditional databases. While HCI and NoSQL are the definition of modern infrastructure, they require modern data management to complete the solution. That’s why VMware and Rubrik have joined forces to elevate Rubrik Datos IO to VMware Ready status.


Rubrik Datos IO is backup/recovery and data management purpose-built for NoSQL databases running on VMware vSAN. It solves the four key challenges of NoSQL data protection and data management. First, it creates application consistent backups that enable quick recovery to any point in time. Second, it can migrate data from on-premises to cloud, or among clouds—even to dissimilar database topologies. Third, it reduces the multiple redundant copies of NoSQL databases down to one logical copy—reducing storage space dramatically. Finally, it wraps all these capabilities in a consumer grade and simple to use interface, supported by automated recovery operations and API integration with modern tools such as Ansible, DataDog, and others.


The combined capabilities of VMware vSAN and Rubrik Datos IO give organizations the agility, flexibility and savings of HCI with the continuous data protection required for new enterprise-grade applications. Download the white paper to read more about how VMware and Rubrik deliver all the necessary components of a modern data management solution for NoSQL databases including:


  • VMware Ready status for the combined VMware and Rubrik Datos IO solution
  • Multiple storage configuration options: Same or different VMware vSAN HCI platforms; or object storage
  • Fast NoSQL database backup and restore operations; application consistent backups
  • Any-to-any database topology restore to easily support test/dev scenarios
  • Semantic deduplication that reduces backup storage footprint by up to 80%



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