When there’s a firehose of data pouring into a data center or cloud storage system, IT managers and storage admins must be prepared to handle it—especially when input spikes.

Data analytics, business metrics and instrumentation are completely changing the way enterprises do business in 2016, due to the preponderance of devices supplying all the additional data for the firehose.

Because enterprises now commonly deal with petabytes of data each year, it’s becoming more labor-intensive and complicated to protect that data, even within the structured environment of a corporate database.
In fact, a recent survey of IT managers from Forrester Research found that 71 percent of enterprises continue to struggle with protecting their company’s precious data in databases.
In this eWEEK slide show, we use industry information from Forrester Research and the open-source MariaDB community to compile the top eight best practices for protecting your data.

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