Why more and more businesses rely on Database as a Service (DBaaS)

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Why more and more businesses rely on Database as a Service (DBaaS)
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Database management is becoming increasingly important for modern businesses. Tilaa is witnessing this evolution firsthand as we receive an increasing number of inquiries from our customers. We believe that DBaaS is an excellent solution. But what does it mean, and why might such a service be beneficial to your company? This blog tells you everything you need to know about DBaaS.



With more and more data to effectively manage, store and use, companies want to rely on a service that’s effective, flexible, and always available. This is why Database as a Service (DBaaS) is becoming essential to the success of any business. 

With DBaaS, users get access to a database, without the need for setting up physical hardware, installing software, or configuring for performance. It’s commonly made available by cloud providers who take some of the burdens of buying and managing physical databases.

According to Gartner Inc., by 2022, 75% of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform, with only 5% ever considered for repatriation to on-premises. This trend will largely be due to databases used for analytics, and the SaaS model.


DBaaS: what is it?

Databases are essential in almost every business because they are used for email servers, customer data, big data archives, and other forms of data collection, among other things.

DBaaS, also known as managed data, is cloud-based software that allows you to set up, run, and scale databases without having to purchase, manage or maintain the hardware and logistics. It's essentially a server with a service layer added on top so that database applications can be automated. PostgreSQL, Mysql, MongoDB, and Redis are well-known database applications.

In most DBaaS configurations, one or more nodes are used for data replication. As a result of each node having an identical copy of the database, the master role can be transferred to any of the nodes at any time. This is how a highly available database is created. (edited) 

DBaaS can be delivered either on-premises or in the cloud, with the latter being the more common option. 


How does DBaaS work?

With Database as a Service, the provider hosts all of your database infrastructure and data, allowing you to access it via API endpoints. It manages all databases, which includes rapid provisioning, scalability, resiliency, failover, backup, and restoration.


Furthermore, DBaaS providers typically include features such as monitoring, alerts and notifications, support, and geo-replication for availability and backups. The provider handles all maintenance and administrative tasks, allowing you to benefit from the database without the burden of managing it.


6 benefits of DBaaS

As mentioned, by incorporating DBaaS into your organization's operations, you can count on multiple benefits. Backend operations such as configuration management, backups, scaling, service monitoring, tuning, and updating of your databases are specifically automated and handled by the provider with DBaaS.


1. DBaaS saves costs

Setting up a complete database management system can be very expensive because scaling database management is costly and underutilized most of the time. By using the database as a service, you only have to pay for the resources you need. So, be there will be no need to purchase additional capacity for hypothetical future needs.


2. No need for technical or maintenance personnel

Companies that use DBaaS do not need to have the technical requirements for running a database in place, nor do they need the corresponding specialist staff. In other words, you can rely on your provider, who does this all day every day.


3. Faster development with DBaaS

Database as a service enables developers to spin up and configure their own databases, which they can then integrate with their applications in a matter of minutes. This aids in the development of the product and, as a result, the organization's ability to market the product more quickly.


4. Minimize data loss with DBaaS

One of the most significant benefits of a DBaaS environment is that data is backed up several times per day. When a database, or a portion of it, is deleted, it can be restored using backups.


5. Comply with the GDPR with DBaaS

If you store, manage or use data in Europe, you must follow strict regulations designed to protect people's online safety (GDPR). To do this correctly, you must establish the necessary protocols and procedures within the business organization. With DBaaS, you work with cloud providers with excellent enterprise-grade security. The provider can ensure features like data encryption, identity, and access management. A safe option for your business and your customer data.


6. Scale-up and down as you like

Database as a service enables you to scale up and down quickly and easily. You can add more computing and storage capacity as needed during runtime and scale down the database cluster when usage is low. To top it off, this too will save a significant amount of money.


Tilaa: your preferred cloud partner

Tilaa is an expert in the field of cloud computing. We offer our turn-key, fully automated cloud solutions and are experts in areas such as security and privacy.

We are in discussions with several customers to map out their database service requirements. This demonstrates a desire for a straightforward database solution combined with the premium service that only Tilaa can provide; transparency, Dutch data centers, and high quality. 

Of course, we will continue to keep you updated on developments and the launch of this new service via our blog and social media channels. Do you want to be kept up to date on DBaaS and other new developments and services? Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest industry updates and news every two weeks!

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