DBaaS, or Database as a Service, is a cloud-based solution that focuses on simplified database management, optimized performance and usage tracking all while providing enterprises a flexible, scalable, and on-demand platform.
Many fast-growing organizations find themselves contemplating the benefits of outsourcing certain functions over keeping them in-house. Finding partners and third-parties to manage aspects of a business that aren’t a core competency is almost as old as business itself. From accounting and bookkeeping to infrastructure and manufacturing, utilizing outside resources to solve problems and address challenges is a standard business practice.
The digital age we live in today demands that organizations of all sizes evaluate the possible benefits of outsourcing their technology needs. From software to hardware and all points in between, a business’s technology stack is quite often a combination of skilled people using tools and systems built by other organizations entirely.
So when it comes to managed DBaaS, why are more and more organizations opting for fully managed service providers? To help determine if managed DBaaS is right for you, we’re taking a look at the benefits and why more and more enterprises are turning to this solution.
While there are numerous reasons why enterprise is turning to this solution, there are several immediate benefits that managed Database as a Service provides:
- Prompt Provisioning. In comparison to the days or weeks that it can take a physical database to process information, on-demand database provisioning with DBaaS takes considerably less time. This means that not only is time to market reduced, it also helps improve the enterprise’s bottom line.
- Cost Savings. Purchasing expensive hardware and software can be an extremely daunting overhead expense for organizations of all sizes. Organizations that utilize purchasing functionality and capacity as needed through DBaaS are able to forego having to worry about on-site database maintenance and invest in the resources that they really need. Additionally, DBaaS allows current database and server administrators and engineers to work more efficiently, reducing the need for additional headcount.
- Improved Security. An off-site database inherently eliminates the possibility of an on-site breach, but by remotely maintaining the database from multiple servers and creating a “by default” security mechanism, database security breaches are prevented almost altogether. Additionally, automatic backups ensure that the data is always protected and most DBaaS providers give the option of daily, weekly, and monthly backup intervals, enabling the enterprise to completely dictate the frequency.
- Enhanced Tracking. With DBaaS, database usage can be tracked easily. With granular metering, enterprises can track usage time, resource consumption, availability guarantees and space. Additionally, DBaaS can provide a single-pane-of-glass view of the data, supplying the organization a more concise per-user breakdown.
- Manpower Management. One of the biggest benefits of DBaaS is that it frees up the in-house staff. With an on-site database, administrators must focus on the actual management of the database while with DBaaS, the IT staff is free to focus on database development and application data. Additionally, the administration and monitoring of the database including creation, optimization, patching, backups and upgrades are either handled by experts, or completely automated.
- Superior Scalability. With on-demand scalability, enterprises that outgrow their database capacity can quickly and easily request an expansion to match their needs. With an on-site database, the database teams must purchase and integrate new hardware to the database, after getting approval by the CIO. And of course, this all takes time. Just these half-a-dozen benefits make it almost obligatory for enterprises of all sizes to consider managed DBA and DBaaS. Simply put, database flexibility is a huge advantage for companies today.
A few more perks that enterprises are experiencing with DBaaS are:
- Reduced capital invested in equipment & software and generally getting access to superior servers and hardware.
- Lower required headcount to administer or maintain database infrastructure.
- Reduced expense of server power consumption.
- Local natural disasters or loss of power doesn’t affect off-site databases.
- Collaboration with experienced teams that are knowledgeable enough to handle a variety of bugs and problems.
Database management is critical for the successful deployment of any software or application. More often than not, enterprise IT teams are left spreading themselves extremely thin trying to address numerous other business-critical issues while creating and managing a database. A reputable DBaaS provider like RDX offers solutions that can completely offload that burden, allowing in-house teams to stop focusing on the creation and management of the database and direct their full attention to those more important tasks.
The RDX Advantage
Whether your organization is looking for remote DBA services to assume total ownership of your entire database environment or you simply need to augment your internal staff with supplemental services, RDX has the solution.
From initial system design and implementation to 24/7 monitoring and exceptional support, RDX is the partner to boost agility, optimize your operations, and provide you with a competitive advantage. With multi-platform support including commercial and open source databases like Oracle, MongoDB, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL and more, RDX can provide the database expertise that your organization demands.
With over 25 years in the industry, RDX provides top-end database infrastructure, data management, and cloud management services in North America for mid-market and enterprise organizations. Leveraging vast experience, specialized talent and proven processes, organizations can optimize the performance of their critical databases and ensure that in-house talent is being utilized to the fullest extent.
For more information on managed DBaaS or other DBA services, visit our website or contact us. The benefits are clear… your organization needs managed database-as-a-service. And that means your organization needs RDX.