Database as a Service (DBaaS) promises a more cost-effective and efficient method of delivering, deploying and maintaining applications and services. While many organizations will not move mission critical applications running in data centers to an as a service model anytime soon, they are starting to move “less critical”, non-production applications that are perfectly suited for DBaas, such as devops.
Affordability: Easily Managed, Rapidly Deployed Solutions
Compared with conventional database deployments, DBaaS has a much lower cost of adoption and ownership. One reason is that it improves the application development and deployment process. By allowing the creation of dev/test environments that virtually mirror actual production environments, DBaaS helps companies create, test and deploy new apps in less time — ultimately improving time to market and saving human resources.
Through virtualization, cloud-hosted databases can be easily managed and rapidly deployed to enable a multitude of databases to share space and resources. By consolidating server resources, organizations can achieve significant cost savings. Advanced DBaaS tools also enable organizations to reduce time spent on administrative tasks — a great savings of personnel time.
One example of this new architecture has been developed by HOSTING in conjunction with it’s database division, Ntirety, and Microsoft. Based on the Microsoft Cloud OS and MS SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition, HOSTING’s DBaaS MT (Multitenant) helps DBAs drastically reduce database management costs by doing common administration functions like patching, upgrades and backups at the container database level. With the advent of multitenant architecture, organizations can also gain considerable hardware savings by running five times more databases than a given server or virtual machine.
Agility: Scalable, Flexible and Elastic Databases
One of the top reasons to adopt DBaaS is that it improves the application development and deployment process. New applications are created, tested and deployed in record time through the creation of dev/test environments that virtually mirror actual production environments. DBaaS is inherently flexible — offering resources to support most all database architectures and deploy new resources quickly and easily.
DBaaS also streamlines data flow across the application lifecycle, enabling developers to make rapid changes to the work environment while testing new code. In addition, it supports the rapid decommissioning of resources — saving enterprises from paying for what they no longer use.
Stability: Redundant and Reliable
Enterprises can realize the cost savings of DBaaS by running the cloud database in a private or public cloud architecture. DBaaS offers the peace of mind of full redundancy and failover services. It’s also inherently more stable, with fall-back resources to rely on should one system go down. Built-in syncing and backup solutions also contribute to a more reliable experience.
DBaaS is flexible to scale resources as needed to prevent the slowing of traffic or crashes during periods of high activity the way a conventional database solution may. Data is easily recoverable in the event of data corruption or other similar data incident.
Are you thinking of a switch to the cloud? Ntirety, a division of HOSTING, understands that each organization has a different operating model. Ntirety works with your IT department to better support and service your end users and to meet your organizational needs, including a wealth of best-in-class DBA services. From cost-effective remote DBA services to data consulting and DBA on-demand, Ntirety partners with Oracle, Microsoft and VMWare, as well as many other best-in-class technologies, and can support your organization’s database requirements so that your in-house staff can focus on mission-critical initiatives.