Deciding how to archive data within legacy applications is a difficult choice for IT organizations, especially considering the huge growth in data and the expenses associated with maintaining legacy applications. Add to that regulatory, governance and legal discovery requirements, and it’s easy to understand how vexing this has become for organizations. That’s why selecting the most appropriate extraction method for legacy data is such an important requirement. Choosing from among such diverse approaches as table archiving, data record archiving, file archiving and hybrid record archiving means taking into account not only the organization’s current needs, but also trying to predict its future requirements— certainly no easy task.

This whitepaper details how a company can best determine which data extraction method best suits their needs.