Applications at the moment require more availability and agility than ever. Social platforms, mobile devices and software as a service are what drives the key trends. The possibility of ingesting a lot of data from so many sources and be able to process it in real-time (business insights or information) is the principle advantage. For this requirements, It’s an obligation to look beyond traditional databases. And the database-as-a-service model in the cloud has to be adopted too.

As the amount of data in the world continues to explode, we have to protect it.

Requirements for the protection of the data have changed a lot as well, as you probably assumed. Driven by this world that is centered in data, web-scale applications and distributed databases.

To drive more value from that data, organizations are gathering various amounts of data to make faster and better decisions. Most distribution provide replication capability to satisfy the requirements of availability. However recovery and time backup needs to be addressed. Without that,  there is an automatic substantial risk  of losing data (because of operational failures).

The basic backup solutions were constructed to address the requirements of relational databases (that used shared storage) and had the ACID (a transaction model) but that failed when it comes to addressing point-in-time the backup requirement of distributed databases.  Data protection needs to be redefined.

What you should do:

Invest in enterprise-grade point-in-time backup and recovery products. Most organizations are doing it.