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K-12 School District Achieves Cost Savings and Improves Database Administration


In this case study, we will explore how Datavail helped the K-12 School District overcome the need to lower costs, improve database administration quality, and focus more on their core mission of educating students rather than being bogged down by technical issues.

Challenges Faced by K-12 School District

Before partnering with Datavail Database Services, the K-12 School District identified several key challenges that prompted them to seek a reliable solution:

Lower Costs

Like many educational institutions, the K-12 School District needed to find ways to optimize their budget without compromising the quality of their services. They were seeking a cost-effective solution for managing their databases that could help reduce overhead expenses.

Improve Database Administration Quality

The district recognized that their existing database administration practices lacked efficiency and consistency. They wanted to enhance the quality of their database management by leveraging industry best practices and expertise.

Focus on Core Business Functions

With limited resources at hand, the K-12 School District was eager to shift its focus away from technology-related tasks and allocate more time and energy towards fulfilling its primary mission of providing high-quality education to its students.

24×7 Coverage and Support

Ensuring uninterrupted access to critical data is essential in an educational environment where information needs can arise at any time. The district sought a partner who could provide round-the-clock coverage, including weekends and holidays.

Utilizing Datavail Database Services

To address these challenges, the K-12 School District turned to Datavail Database Services and leveraged their comprehensive range of offerings:

Remote Database Management

Datavail provided the district with remote database management services, allowing them to delegate the day-to-day tasks of monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting to a team of experienced professionals. This ensured that their databases were always running smoothly while minimizing downtime.

Database Upgrades and Migrations

With Datavail’s expertise in database upgrades and migrations, the K-12 School District was able to seamlessly transition to newer database versions without any disruptions or data loss. This helped them stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and security features.

Database Assessments and Health Checks

Datavail conducted regular assessments and health checks on the district’s databases, identifying potential performance bottlenecks, security vulnerabilities, and areas for improvement. The insights gained from these assessments allowed the district to proactively address any issues before they could impact operations.

Performance Tuning

By fine-tuning their databases for optimal performance, Datavail helped the K-12 School District achieve faster query response times, improved application performance, and enhanced user experience. This optimization resulted in more efficient use of system resources while catering to the demanding needs of an educational environment.

Results Achieved with Datavail Database Services

Since partnering with Datavail Database Services, the K-12 School District has experienced significant benefits:

Lowered Database Administration Costs

By outsourcing their database management to Datavail’s team of experts, the district achieved substantial cost savings compared to maintaining an in-house DBA team. They were able to reallocate funds towards other critical areas while still receiving top-notch support.

Improved Database Administration Quality

Datavail’s best-in-class practices and industry expertise elevated the quality of the K-12 School District’s database administration. Their team implemented standardized processes that ensured consistency across all databases while adhering to strict security protocols.

Enhanced Round-the-Clock Coverage

With Datavail’s 24×7 support, the district gained peace of mind knowing that their databases were continuously monitored and managed, even during weekends and holidays. This uninterrupted coverage minimized the risk of potential disruptions to critical operations.

Reallocated Staff Resources

By partnering with Datavail, the K-12 School District was able to free up their internal IT staff from mundane database management tasks. This allowed them to redirect their resources towards strategic initiatives and projects that directly impacted student success.

25-50% Cost Savings with Remote Database Management

Datavail’s remote database management services proved to be a cost-effective solution for the K-12 School District. By leveraging Datavail’s expertise remotely, the district saved between 25-50% on their overall database administration costs while still enjoying high-quality support.

“With Datavail we are able to focus on business rather than technology.”

If you’re facing similar challenges in your educational institution or any other industry, consider how Datavail Database Services can help optimize your database management and drive cost savings.

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