Data backup. Market overview 2021

Data backup. Market overview 2021

If you imagine all personal and business data as something tangible, such as fuel, databases (DB) will be fuel storage facilities. Accordingly, for the uninterrupted supply of power to the “IT organism,” a reliable system of copying and backup is needed. The system for backing up video materials from the surveillance system will not be an exception either. Let’s talk in more detail.

Market analytics

The DBMS (database management system) market has grown by 18-19% annually since 2018. The main incentive is the variety of cloud installation offerings. They account for 2/3 of the total growth.

As a result, the market is overgrown with related products and services (design, installation, testing systems). According to IA Reportlinker forecasts, in 2021, the background market is expected to grow by at least 12% (up to $ 165.43 billion).

At the same time, the volume of the backup market in 2021 is expressed in quick numbers: according to estimates, it will hardly reach 11.8 billion US dollars. The average market growth rate for 2018-2020 was no more than 9.9% per year.

What kind of backups are in demand in business?

According to TechTarget Research analytics, we can say that the following backups are in demand in business:

  • databases, including backup of video from CCTV cameras. Approximately 78% of companies form a backup system;
  • virtual servers are used by 63% of companies;
  • shared folders are backed up by 49% of organizations;
  • enterprise application data (used by 48% of enterprises in the world);
  • virtual desktops. The share of companies using this copying is no more than 16%.

As predicted by the oldest American company Gartner, about 40% of commercial organizations will be forced to replace backup software in a year. The reasons for the modernization will be:

  • obsolescence of software introduced earlier than 2018;
  • growth in data volumes;
  • the emergence of fundamentally new types of databases;
  • the emergence of new mobile applications;
  • implementation of the latest deployment models.

5 types of business backups

At the moment, there are 5 types of corporate and personal data backup. Details are below.


What is copied:

  • data of any format (files, archives, tables).

Where to copy:

There is a significant drawback of the method: enormous time costs.


Essence: the data that has changed since the last backup and copy of the video is copied.

Advantages over full copy:

  • speed of the process;
  • reduction of overall downtime of work processes.


This type is positioned as a hybrid of the full and incremental backup method.

The principle of operation is to compare the changes with the previous full backup.


A distinctive feature is the ability to use the database without idle time: during copying, the database, as before, remains available to the user.

However, there are risks that the copy may not correspond to the final state, provided that changes are made at the time of backup.


The opposite situation occurs with cold copying: the database is offline, which avoids the risk of data loss during the update process.


  • the inevitability of delays and downtime;
  • lack of access to the database at the time of copying.

How to avoid security backups?

The only way that an enterprise might not think about backing up data from a security and video surveillance system is through cloud storage.

When renting a remote cloud server, the user has not need in:

  • the formation and acquisition of one’s own video archive storage system;
  • matters of physical and legal data security;
  • matters of software updates and server settings;
  • the archive backup.

Please note that you need a stable internet connection and a monthly plan to use the cloud.

If you use video surveillance and the cloud from Faceter, you can store the video archive for free, for 2.99 and 4.99 USD / month.


Backing up data, including the archive of video materials, is necessary for the 100% safety of critical data. At the same time, restoring a database from scratch takes a lot of time and leads to downtime and delays in work. Therefore, you must either use rented cloud servers or back up regularly.

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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