Znalytics Upgrades to Azure SQL Platform

ATLANTA- Today Znalytics announced completion of its upgrade to Microsoft’s Azure SQL database. Azure SQL is the most advanced and secure version of Microsoft's cloud-based data platform to date and affords many benefits to Znalytics' retail energy clients and their customers.

Security improvements are chief among the benefits Azure SQL offers. This new upgrade offers fully encrypted database communication and backups.  Additional threat detection monitors and alerts were also rolled out as part of this update.  In the event the unthinkable does occur, Azure SQL will enable Znalytics's disaster recovery team to restore service to clients in under two hours with no loss of data.  This is possible in part due to the geo-redundancy offered through Azure SQLs data sync capabilities. 

“We are very excited to upgrade our infrastructure to Azure SQL,” said  President Subash Sama. “We feel that the disaster recovery benefits SQL offers will provide our clients with peace of mind, as well as eliminate potential downtime that would impede upon their productivity.”

Another notable feature the SQL platform will offer Znalytics clients is its auto-scaling capabilities. Azure SQL will dynamically scale-up based on load automatically as needed. This will allow retailers to confidently grow their account volume rapidly with complete confidence that system performance will not be impacted. 

"In today's competitive retail landscape auto-scaling is essential for consistently high system performance," said Architect Kapil Patil. "This allows clients to add large volumes through aggregation deals, acquisition of other retail books, or through a spike in organic growth without worrying that performance will suffer in their call center, back office or nightly invoicing processes."

Additional benefits of this upgrade include the ability to restore to snapshots from the prior 14 days, lower-cost replication and improvement in database availability to 99.99%. The Azure SQL upgrade is one of several core system upgrades planned for the year.

About Znalytics
Znalytics offers a market-leading suite of retail energy management tools to electric and gas retailers in the U.S. and international markets.  Superior performance and value has led Znalytics to be the fastest growing CIS and EDI provider in the energy industry.  Their flagship products, EOS and ADM, are designed to allow fast market entry, seamlessly integrate with vendors, and give retailers an unlimited innovation space to differentiate themselves from their competitors.  For more information, visit www.znalytics.com or email retailenergy@znalytics.com.