View From the Top by Eric Russo SVP of Database Services at Datavail
Today’s DBAs have an ever-increasing list of responsibilities, with an environment involving dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of database instances spread across multiple database management systems, cloud platforms, and data centers. They want to act in a more strategic capacity, but most of their time is dedicated to keeping the lights on and managing database sprawl.
The Great Resignation didn’t help this situation, as companies have struggled to backfill DBA roles, let alone expand their teams. Doing more with less became a necessity, but one that could rapidly lead to DBA burnout. An automated database monitoring system backed by 24x7x365 expert DBA support from a managed service provider gives DBAs their lives and allows them to move into a strategic data engineering role.
At Datavail, we have invested $25 million into our proprietary, cloud-based automation platform for databases, Datavail TechBoostTM, built around and integrated into our service offerings. This robust solution takes the extensive experience and hands-on knowledge that our DBAs have and distills it into a powerful platform that tracks 500+ customizable metrics and operates 24x7x365. Datavail TechBoostTM empowers organizations by improving the availability, reliability, and performance of their databases through fast issue identification and resolution.
Datavail TechBoostTM supports SQL Server, Oracle Standard Edition, PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, Windows Server, and LINUX environments, and we’re continually enhancing and expanding its capabilities. Learn more about why 400+ customers rely on Datavail TechBoost to process over 2 million incidents and monitor 400,000 databases.