2020 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards: Best Database Development Solution
Gathering, storing and managing a company's data effectively is critical to gaining the most benefit possible from it. It is important for development DBAs to be able to collaborate with other team members, create consistent high-performing code from a single UI, and have the ability to effectively debug, automate repetitive tasks, and improve TCO for the data environment. Sought after features in popular database development tools include the ability to simultaneously connect to multiple databases from a single application as well as compatibility with cloud databases.
According to DBTA columnist and database expert Craig S. Mullins, "Supporting database development begins with data modeling and database design. Development DBAs need to be skilled in the process of data modeling and normalization to ensure that databases are designed to promote data integrity. Accomplishing this requires the ability to interview end users and to turn the results of such interviews into a logical data model and E/R diagrams. Furthermore, the development DBA must be able to translate the logical data model into a physical database implementation."
2020 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards: Best Database Overall
The pressure is to improve how data is managed and accessed. With more choices than ever, including a wide range of NoSQL and relational platforms, cloud and on-prem deployments, customers want the right database for the data storage need at hand. Though the choices are many, a unified platform could be the answer as businesses look to consolidate different aspects of their database requirements. Versatility, performance, scalability, and financial value across cloud, on-premise, and hybrid deployments are among the attributes sought in databases today.
Winners' Circle by Ravi Mayuram, SVP of Engineering and CTO
Businesses today work in real-time, not batches. They are in a constant state of change. Applications are being deployed hourly, everywhere on the cloud and beyond. While there are more breakpoints than ever, reliability and near-infinite scale to the peaks and valleys of business are just a core assumption of everyday life. Read more.
2020 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards: Best Database Performance Solution
Companies today can’t afford any database downtime. There are myriad possibilities for market intelligence, customer engagement, and predictive insights in organizations' data. However, they all require new ways of handling the data on the back end. The old approaches are simply not good enough anymore in the era of fast data analytics.
What’s needed are tools that help optimize performance by quickly identifying performance problems that might impact user response times, correlate response times with other metrics, compare real time and historical analysis, and help managers visualize trends and analysis of database performance over specified periods of time, and support for on-prem and cloud environments. Automated capabilities are a must for database performance today so data experts can to focus their efforts on higher value tasks that will help transform their organizations into dynamic data-driven enterprises.
Winners' Circle by Craig McDonald, VP of Product
With support for over 10 major database platforms, SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) empowers database administrators (DBAs) to pinpoint the root cause of performance problems typically in seconds or minutes. Every query has different response times, which will vary during high-volume business hours vs. low-volume times. Read on.
2020 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards: Best DBA Solution
Today’s database administration solutions help to improve DBAs' productivity while simplifying repetitive administrative tasks, enabling them to quickly identify and fix performance bottlenecks, and optimize code. Versatility and flexibility are the keys to DBA success today as businesses are utilizing highly complex, data environments with multiple data platforms across physical data centers and the cloud. What is needed is the ability to manage and monitor business-critical assets with automated precision since manual processes are no longer enough.
Sought after DBA solutions offer a consolidated approach and are able to handle a wide array of issues related to database administration, including performance diagnostics and performance tuning. By reducing the time that DBAs must commit to routine tasks, automation can offer DBAs the opportunity to expand the scope of their roles to include applications.