Learning How to Manage Hybrid Databases

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The proliferation of data, databases, and data types across enterprises is creating management challenges, as organizations discover that hybrid environments are a blessing and a curse.

DBTA and Quest Software recently hosted a webcast outlining best practices for proactive database management in increasingly complex environments.

Quest, which provides solutions for data protection, endpoint systems management, identity and access management, and Microsoft platform management, was relaunched as a new standalone company 3 months ago by Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, and Elliott Management Corp. following the completion of the Dell Software Group acquisition database management.  

Data is bigger, faster, and more diverse, said John Pocknell, senior product manager at Quest Software, explaining that this has led to much more complexity, sometimes overwhelming businesses.

“There’s frustration because lines of business don’t have access to different environments in order to get a clean data set or do the analytics they need,” Pocknell said.

Some enterprises have multiple database platforms and the number of these databases is only increasing for DBAs.

According to Pocknell, an ideal database management solution automates routine operations and workflows, monitors databases 24/7 on premises or in the cloud, resolves issues faster, keeps the data environment available and running at peak performance, reduces downtime, and shortens the learning cure

Migrating to several platforms, including Hadoop, the cloud, SQL Server, or other solutions, can provide support for data growth and diversity, future planning for scale-up , integration with advanced analytics, or a lifetime data repository.

Pocknell showcased TOAD, a Quest Software database management toolset that runs on a variety of platforms providing the ability to migrate data structures and perform a multitude of operations.

An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.