Historically, most organizations relied on a handful of databases, from Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server to IBM DB2, to name a few. However, in recent years, there has been an exponential increase in the number of databases. The traditional relational databases are now joined by NoSQL distributed databases, in-memory, and cloud-based databases, all delivering very specific benefits. By some estimates, there are over 340+ (and growing) databases available to organizations for operating their business. And, to support their unique business requirements, organizations are using dozens, if not more of these databases. 30% of respondents in the 2020 State of Database Monitoring Survey reported managing upwards of nine database instances, and 26% of the respondents reported that each DBA is responsible for managing 100+ database instances.
The traditional wisdom is to use the right tool for the job. This is very relevant and true in the case of the databases as well, using a purpose-built database to address specific business requirements, but database polyglot can lead to management complexities and security risk. These challenges are more prevalent when each database needs to be protected by a point-product or unique technique. The siloed approach to protect your mission-critical database instances can also impact IT’s ability to meet service-level agreements should restore become necessary.
So, how do you and your IT team get out of the way of your developers, letting them choose the best data sources for their needs without compromising your organization’s data security and compliance requirements?
A modern multicloud data management solution provides the best capabilities for ensuring your business is your business while safeguarding all of your data. Your developers can use purpose-built databases as they need them, and your IT team can have confidence that each new data source is secured as soon as it’s onboarded.
To accommodate the proliferation of databases across organizations, Cohesity has dramatically expanded support for the most leading databases, all on a single platform. With rapid and continued innovation, Cohesity is the only modern data management and protection solution that offers such wide and deep database support.
Across data centers, clouds, and at the edge, Cohesity eliminates the complexity and reduces TCO with application-consistent backup and recovery for leading databases and other mission-critical data sources. As a certified solution for numerous databases, Cohesity enables IT and DBA teams to meet their business SLAs. With Cohesity’s unique zero-cost clones, IT teams can make backup data instantly available to the development teams without making copies or managing a different environment. This helps to reduce business risk and address the challenge of mass data fragmentation. Companies and IT teams gain an advantage by better protection and use of the business data, and the business gains the following benefits:
With comprehensive capabilities that support not only new databases but traditional ones as well as virtual and physical data sources, Cohesity customers across the world are discovering benefits. Healthcare innovation firm Clearsense has seen 50X faster backups compared to Veeam, including Hadoop workloads.
“We use the Cohesity data management solution for both our traditional and modern data sources to make backups of AHV and Hadoop workloads as well as disaster recovery and file sharing much more expedient. We’ll avoid spending thousands, if not millions of dollars, as data grows,” says Charles Boicey, MS, RN-BC, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Clearsense.
Keep your business your business. Discover more about all of the data sources Cohesity protects at www.cohesity.com.