The Day-N cloning process typically follows these steps
Snapshot Creation: A snapshot or copy of the source database system is taken at a specific point in time, capturing the data and schema.
Flow: The snapshot data is transferred or flowed to the target environment where the ETL or DWH operations will take place. This can involve transferring the snapshot to another server, cloud storage, or any other suitable location.
Restore: The snapshot is restored in the target environment, which involves recreating the database structure and loading the captured data into the appropriate tables.
Share: Once the database has been restored in the target environment, it can be shared with the relevant stakeholders for ETL or DWH operations. This can include data analysts, data scientists, or any other team involved in data processing.
The FRS orchestration engine helps automate and streamline this Day-N cloning process. It allows you to define the frequency and timing of snapshot creation and data refreshes, as well as the destinations for flowing and restoring the data. By using an orchestration engine, you can schedule and automate these processes, ensuring that the target database is regularly updated with the most recent data from the source system.
The benefits of Day-N cloning using an include
Faster ETL and DWH Operations: By periodically refreshing the target database with the latest data, ETL and DWH processes can be executed on up-to-date information, leading to more accurate and timely insights.
Data Consistency: Day-N cloning ensures that the target database remains consistent with the source database, as it captures the entire snapshot of the source system at a specific point in time.
Time Travel and Analysis: Day-N cloning allows you to create database clones representing different points in time, enabling you to perform historical analysis and investigate past data states.
Data Protection: By creating periodic snapshots, Day-N cloning acts as a form of data protection, providing additional recovery options in case of data corruption or loss.
In summary, Day-N cloning with FRS Orchestration Engine enables organizations to efficiently manage the periodic creation of database copies and data refreshes. It helps facilitate ETL and DWH operations, data analysis, and provides data protection capabilities for organizations working with large volumes of data.