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Howard Tempro
Real User
Founder || SQL Server Systems Administrator at a tech services company with self employed
Jan 14 2018

What do you think of IDERA SQL Virtual Database?

What is our primary use case?

Used to create high speed and highly compressed backups for restore to/from production to development or development to production environments.

How has it helped my organization?

The compression matches, or sometimes exceeds, that of native tools, which are key in an environment where storage limitations are a pervasive issue.

What is most valuable?

Use of SQL login and server/instance IP addresses to connect to servers that are not in Active Directory domains.

What needs improvement?

Product licensing can be a problem. The license on more than one Idera product listed itself as expired, although there was no such expiration. Required an assist from Idera Engineer to correct the problem.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three…

What is IDERA SQL Virtual Database?

IDERA SQL Virtual Database is a powerful, new one-of-a-kind solution that lets you attach Microsoft SQL Server backup files and query them just like they were real databases! Its revolutionary, patent-pending technology allows DBAs to gain instant-access to critical data in a backup file without wasting the time or storage necessary to restore the database. Just attach the backup file, and use any native SQL Server or third-party tools to query and extract the data you need in minutes. IDERA SQL Virtual Database is now part of IDERA SQL Safe Backup.

Also known as
SQL Virtual Database
IDERA SQL Virtual Database customers

Woman's Hospital, Sisters of Mercy Hospital System, University Medical Center, MetTel, PPG Industries; 3M, Abbott Laboratories, Comcast, Daimler, GameStop, Hormel Foods, Marriott International, Merck, NCR, United Technologies

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