A great archiving solution
April 28, 2021

A great archiving solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Komprise

We started using Komprise almost 2 years ago and we're using it to archive cold/unused data from our main Storage (CIFS/NFS workloads) to Azure Blobs.
It helped us to free up some space without the need to expand the storage (which would be a considerable investment, during critical times) or even our footprint/power consumption, etc.
Komprise has a very friendly and intuitive web interface and it is very flexible on the policies you can create.
We configured it to archive all data older than 2 years to Azure Blobs and to keep the 'bread crumbs' behind (symlinks to the files), and it is doing a really great job on the archiving!

Pros

  • It gives you a good overview on user data: files age, sizes, file types, owners, etc.
  • It is very flexible on the archiving policies.
  • The data scans are really fast without affecting storage's performance.
  • It has a great alternative to STUB files, which they call 'bread crumbs' (symlinks to files).

Cons

  • Its licensing plan, which takes into account the amount of data analyzed instead of data transferred.
  • It allowed us to free up some space on our main storage during a time where we didn't have the budget to expand it.
  • It allows us to move unused data to a cheaper storage tier (Azure Blobs).
We have used Veritas Enterprise Vault in the past, and besides its being a well-known player on the data archiving market, their tool is far more complex to implement, to manage and to keep working.
Komprise is very robust and also very easy to implement, as most part of the job is done on Komprise side. The management console is delivered through a public URL as a SaaS platform. You only need to deploy a few VMs for scan/archiving/user access, which they call "Observer VMs."
Komprise also doesn't uses Stub files, which is a poor implementation adopted by the competitor for file access. We had a lot of issues in the past with stub files. Komprise has implemented 'bread crumbs', which are CIFS symlinks to the files on the Observer. It is a very good implementation and it works really well.

Do you think Komprise delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Komprise's feature set?

Yes

Did Komprise live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Komprise go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Komprise again?

Yes

As any other archiving solution, it is very well suited for environments with a large footprint of unstructured data (CIFS / NFS shares for user data) with a large amount of unused/old files and a need to keep those unused files for long term. In our scenario, due to some legal and contractual constraints we need to keep these files for 15 years. Archiving is a good choice to move the unused files to a cheaper storage tier, both on-prem or cloud.

Komprise Feature Ratings

Version control tools
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Test data generation
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Performance optimization tools
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Schema maintenance
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Database change management
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User management
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Database security
Not Rated
Database status reporting
Not Rated
Change management
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