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Outsourcing Database Administration Saves Money, Improves IT Productivity

A Managed Services Approach to Database Administration

forrester_wpIn January 2014, Datavail commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the viability of a managed service approach to database administration.Today, enterprises are supporting hundreds or even thousands of databases to meet growing business demand.

With most organizations supporting Lean and Agile application development initiatives, IT organizations are being pressured to deliver applications in months, if not weeks.Although DBMS technology has improved in automation over the years, provisioning and administering databases for application development remains a bottleneck, largely because of lack of database administration (DBA) and system resources, limited IT budget, complexity of IT infrastructure, and lack of priority to enterprise databases.As a result, many enterprises are struggling with new application development to innovate, remain competitive, and deliver improved services in the age of the customer.

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