TechValidate Research on Datavail Database Services

Case Study: Computer Software Company Values DBA Expertise


This case study of a medium enterprise computer software company is based on a June 2015 survey of Datavail customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Datavail allows us to have access to DBA resources without having to staff a full time DBA on our staff. Specifically if/when we have a DB problem like a corrupt table Datavail gives us the expertise needed to recover.”


  • Wanted to address the following challenges when they hired Datavail:
    • Improve database administration quality
    • Provide better coverage of their databases (i.e. 24×7, weekends/holidays)
    • Not enough DB work to justify full time employee

Use Case

  • Manages the following types of databases with Datavail:
    • MySQL
  • Utilizes Datavail in the following ways:
    • Remote database management
    • Database upgrades and migrations
    • Database assessments and health checks


  • Has achieved the following benefits since hiring Datavail:
    • Improved round-the-clock coverage
    • We get DB help when we need it without having to have a DBA on staff
  • Rated the following Datavail services in terms of improvement to their organization:
    • DBA coverage: greatly improved
    • DBA expertise: improved
    • Database availability: improved
    • Database quality: improved
    • Database reliability: improved

About This Data

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