These days the storage business runs 24/7 and it cannot afford any downtime. It means that organizations should leverage the operational efficiency of databases to ensure business disruptions, which can be costly most of the time.
“Database should be flexible and resilient to offer organizations zero downtime,” said Dennis Sze, head of Sales, Asia South at Yugabyte, at the VST ECS Innovation Summit held in Boracay. “As businesses move toward digital transformation and acceleration, data layers also need to change accordingly.”
Sze noted as an example fintech companies which have significantly scaled its transactions since the pandemic.
“How much operational effort do they have to put into maintaining that availability of their apps 24/7?” Sze said. “How do they handle the data growth? These are the things that they need to fix (first) from the operational perspetive. Things remain the same, the only thing that’s changing is the operational side of things.”
To achieve operational efficiency and ensuring data availability at all times, organizations need to modernize their databases.
“They need to look at the ability to offload their services and have the ability to deploy anytime, anywhere,” Sze said during his presentation.
Sze emphasized that people are going for speed, not only on load times in applications but also in the ability to provide services. But organizations have to adopt to new way of doing things without having to change too much in their IT architecture.
“All these things, the only way to do this is automate the database and to be smart enough to operate on different infrastructure,” Sze said.
Modern database leverage automation to simplify data and application processing. The traditional database, the reason why they are made the same in 20 years is because they are designed to run that manner.
“The new database was ‘rearchitect’ to take note of the behavior of modern workloads that is why they are distributed by nature,” Sze explained.
YugabyteDB’s distributed SQL databases combine relational data modeling and powerful RDBMS capabilities with the resilience, scale, and geo-distribution of cloud native databases. The distributed SQL allows organizations to deliver critical business outcomes by accelerating productivity, reducing costs, and lowering risks.
To reduce the cost of upskilling employees YugabyteDB offers a PostgreSQL compatible API in which companies can make use of their existing applications. It also reduces modernization complexity with simple, flexible migration tools.
At the scale data is generated from various forms of applications, database modernization can become a critical element in ensuring zero downtime and to avoid any significant cost of business disruption.