Tapping into Multitenant Architecture to Consolidate Databases

While companies grapple with a surge of big data at time, organizations also struggle with the amount of database servers that they need in order to contain it all.

Consolidating database servers can go a long way toward streamlining IT, but it still leaves companies with several different databases to back up, upgrade, and monitor.

DBTA hosted a recent webcast focusing on how the Oracle Multitenant architecture can help users avoid the pitfalls of herding multiple databases.

Joe McKendrick, research analyst at Unisphere Media, referenced a survey affiliated with the Independent Oracle Users Group that looked at the adoption and development of database-as-a-service, with results indicating adoption will triple in the next several years.

“Movement to the cloud is shifting as well as enterprises rethink data management and strategies in the cloud,” McKendrick said.

Multitenant architecture is important because without it, there is no cloud, McKendrick explained. And onsolidation was cited as being critical to survey respondents, according to McKendrick.

“Folks are looking for the ability to manage multiple databases within a single consolidated environment,” McKendrick said. “Support for multiple applications is also a key goal to moving to this type of environment.”

Pini Dibask, senior product manager for database performance management at Dell, outlined the various ways enterprises can consolidate databases as well as certain challenges that arise with each one.

Issues with names, security, upgrades, and point-in-time recovery are some of the issues users may face, explained Dibask.

Oracle 12c can alleviate these issues by allowing enterprises to benefit from different types of architectures for a variety of uses.

To  view a replay of this webinar, go here.