Regardless of industry or specialty, businesses will always need a way to store company and customer data. As more decision-makers are opting to implement storage services rather than investing in traditional on-site server solutions, distinct markets are emerging that did not exist not too long ago. Database experts, for example, are becoming more important to the success of IT solutions across sectors. This means they are being given more responsibility to make sure that networks are properly integrated and remain functioning at a high level of productivity.
The role of the database administrator evolves
While administrators were once responsible for a handful of database implementation and maintenance services, the job description for these professionals has expanded as rapidly as the market itself. According to a recent article from Insurance Journal, business continuity and data recovery are two of the major IT security concerns that companies want to focus on in light of this past year's natural disaster and data breach incidents. Risk management firms take the reliability of company networks into account when making their evaluations.
"Businesses in the U.S. are discovering that supply chains are becoming increasingly complex in a globalized world. Any disruption – be it due to natural catastrophes, IT/telecommunication outages, transportation issues, a supplier's bankruptcy or civil unrest – may lead to a snowball effect that can be devastating to their bottom line," regional manager for Allianz Risk Consulting Tom Varney told the news source. "Business continuity planning is critical and should be part of any risk manager's supplier selection process."
Integrating data is a top priority
The rise of big data has led businesses to seek deeper meanings in streams of information that were previously thought irrelevant. As companies want to store and access more data on the fly to analyze trends and customer behavior, database support services are often called upon to design, implement and maintain the solutions that best fit a business's needs. According to a recent report from B Eye Network, virtualization is the best way to integrate data that is fast, secure and capable of large work loads.
The new era of data storage will make latency a thing of the past, said B Eye Network. The best virtualization solutions will take a set of distinct databases and put them on a network that allows workers to seamlessly retrieve and change data as if they were using on-premise servers.