What is DBaaS and Why do I Need It?
A successful business needs 2 things. Solid data and solid people. The issue at hand for many companies is the speed and complexity of data will quickly eclipse the speed of people. When Technology resources have to react to alerts at all hours of the day and night, they are not able to concentrate on strategic improvement activities. This hampers the ability of a business to fully utilize their expertise to help grow the organization. Many companies are turning to Cloud-Based Database Management as a Service (DBaaS) to take on the proactive monitoring, maintenance, and tuning of the data store in the cloud environment.
What is DBaaS?
DBaaS is a Cloud Serviceoffering that falls into the highest tier of typical Cloud offerings. The tiers are:
DBaaS (also known as Managed Database Service) includes the level of service and support you expect in a SaaS offering. This means it covers access and use of the database without having to purchase and maintain hardware, software, and associated network infrastructure. It also covers monitoring and alerting, as well as backups. Depending upon the level of purchase, DBaaS will also include resiliency and business continuity capabilities.
Sounds great! What’s the catch?
Simply put, there is no catch, but there are some considerations to keep in mind. They are:
What’s in it for me?
There are a number of significant benefits to moving an on-premise database solution to the cloud. They include:
Is there more?
Many solution providers add value to Database Management as a Service. This can include:
Look for a Service Provider with experience and certifications in the specific area you are thinking of heading.