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Datavail Database Services Case Study

Thermon Inc: “We now have a solution in place that provides 24×7×365 database management.”

Introduction

This case study of Thermon is based on an August 2017 survey of Datavail Database Services customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We now have a solution in place that provides 24×7×365 management of our database environments globally with a reduction in spend for what used to be a single DBA available M-F, 8-5.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Datavail Database Services:

  • Wanted to address the following challenges when they hired Datavail:
    • Lower costs
    • Improve database administration quality
    • Provide better coverage of their databases (i.e. 24×7, weekends / holidays)
    • Reduce on-staff turnover or burnout

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Datavail Database Services that the surveyed company uses:

  • Utilizes Datavail in the following ways:
    • Remote database management
    • Onsite database management
    • Database upgrades and migrations
    • Database assessments and health checks
    • Performance tuning
  • Rate the following Datavail personnel:
    • Service Delivery Manager: good
    • Dedicated US DBA: excellent
    • Dedicated Tier 3 Offshore DBA: good
    • Offshore DBAs (operational team): good
    • Sales Executive: good
    • Project Manager: good

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Datavail Database Services:

  • Has achieved the following benefits since hiring Datavail:
    • Lowered database administration costs
    • Improved the quality of their database administration
    • Improved round-the-clock coverage
    • Reallocated staff resources
    • Retained on-staff resources
  • Saved 5-10% of costs with Datavail’s remote database management services.
  • Resulted in the following since they’ve engaged with Datavail:
    • DBA coverage: dramatically improved
    • DBA expertise: dramatically improved
    • Database availability: improved
    • Database environment quality: greatly improved
    • Database reliability: greatly improved
    • Database performance: greatly improved




About This Data

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