HOUSTON, TX – August 15, 2019 – IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company), a provider of powerful database productivity tools, today announced that its SQL Safe Backup won the 2019 Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) Readers’ Choice Award for Best Database Backup Solution.

Unlike other awards programs that rely on editorial staff evaluations, the DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards are unique in that actual users choose the winning information management solutions.

“Today, more than ever, businesses are looking for ways to manage and leverage their information resources to create new opportunities and deliver a real competitive advantage,” said Tom Hogan, Group Publisher of Database Trends and Applications magazine. “There is an expanding array of solutions for storing, protecting, integrating, enhancing, and analyzing data. The DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards play a key role in spreading information about products that are providing a unique value to customers. Our congratulations go out to all the winners and finalists.”

SQL Safe Backup provides a high-performance backup and recovery solution for SQL Server that enables automated backups of entire SQL Server infrastructures and ensures compliance with the backup and recovery policies of organizations.

SQL Safe Backup also turns backup files into virtual databases to query and modify data as if they were real databases without having to restore fully. Product highlights include dynamic compression with encryption, multiple recovery options including immediate access, policy-based management, network failure resilience, and a web-based dashboard with the ability to view status summaries, receive alerts, and create reports.

Customers who have deployed SQL Safe Backup have high praise for the award-winning solution.

Sisters of Mercy Hospital is one of the largest hospital organizations in the country, with 400 sites and clinics and more than 40,000 employees. With over 400 SQL Server databases supporting more than 300 third-party applications, backups consumed storage space too quickly and storage costs escalated. The hospital needed a solution to compress backups that would also integrate with Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).

Scott Shaw, team lead of the SQL Server database group, ultimately chose IDERA’s SQL Safe Backup because of the product’s ease of use, exceptional compression, quality technical support, and integration with TSM.

With SQL Safe Backup, Mercy achieved 95% compression on log files and 55 to 75% compression on data files, depending on the speed of the backup they needed to fit within maintenance windows.

“That was a real eye-opener for upper management,” said Shaw. “They were very impressed. We saw an immediate ROI with SQL Safe Backup. It was a huge cost saving for the company.”

To learn more about IDERA Safe Backup, visit https://www.idera.com/productssolutions/sqlserver/sqlsafebackup.


IDERA provides database tools that help IT professionals improve data quality, boost data performance, and ensure data integrity across complex environments. A community of more than 100,000 users in healthcare, financial services, retail, and technology relies on IDERA products to optimize business data and take advantage of new business opportunities. IDERA is a division of Idera, Inc. To learn more, visit www.idera.com.