[title 1] How Companies Are Using DBaaS to Save Time [title 2] Time-Saving Benefits of DBaaS Are Becoming Difficult to Ignore [title 3] How DBaaS Makes Organizations of All Types and Sizes More Efficient <!—short summary –>
The proof of database as a service time-saving claims is evident in the practical experiences of companies large and small.
There’s no commodity more precious than time. Yet so many organizations of all sizes are wasting the time of their IT staff by insisting on managing their databases the old-fashioned way. Of course, a company’s decision makers want proof before they’ll give the nod to a change as significant as replacing in-house database management with DBaaS. That proof is becoming easier to find as more and more companies realize the time-saving benefits of DBaaS.
You won’t find a better example of this trend than Akamai, a company whose edge network is the height of high-tech. As CIO.com’s John Moore reports in an October 7, 2014, article, Akamai passed on developing its API provisioning and management application in house and instead chose to use a DBaaS, not because it lacked resources or expertise, but because of the DBaaS’s rapid-deployment capabilities. The system took only 30 days to develop and 90 days to deploy, which is a quarter of the time required by an in-house project.
Rapid deployment is a key feature of the Morpheus DBaaS, which lets developers provision apps and SQL/NoSQL databases in near-real time to public, private, and hybrid clouds. The service’s one-click provisioning via its clear self-service portal reduces the impact of shadow IT by providing users with easy access to a catalog of approved apps, databases, and computing clouds. IT departments are assured that their organization’s vital data is safe via Morpheus’s automatic backups, logging, and monitoring features. They can have confidence that service level agreements are met and approval processes are being followed.