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Why Database as a Service: Think Scalability and Agility

With the recent introduction of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle has delivered total cloud control, providing a complete, integrated, and business-driven solution for managing your enterprise cloud.

The release includes the industry's most advanced solution for deploying database as a service (DBaaS). Using the DBaaS model, IT organizations are able to preconfigure, deploy, and manage their databases in both traditional and DBaaS environments—all from within a single console. The solution allows administrators to
  • Pool resources
  • Standardize and automate deployment processes
  • Configure role-based access
  • Set quotas to limit overconsumption
  • Define service catalog and related chargeback plans
  • Monitor for performance with automated alerting
Delivering Database as a Service with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
To make this possible, Oracle offers a platform that serves multiple consumers on a self-service, on-demand basis. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c includes automated monitoring of and compliance with service definitions, attributes, and qualities of service. It provides fine-grained metering and rich chargeback models to support an organization’s need to establish cost of services and usage charges.

In a recent podcast, Database as a Service Using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Anand Akela, senior principal product director, Oracle, talked with Sudip Datta, senior director, Oracle Enterprise Manager Product Management, about the paradigm shift for deploying database applications and services to the cloud faster through DBaaS.

"Given the self-service nature of DBaaS, it’s vital to support chargeback, or showback, so business-users and consumers of IT resources only use the resources they actually need or are paying for," says Datta. “DBaaS not only dramatically simplifies database management, it also helps DBAs to enable business services rather than responding to individual end-user requests, helping them meet their business objectives much more quickly—and ultimately adding higher value to the organization.”

Database as a Service Highlights
As the evolution of cloud computing continues to play a more dominant role, IT organizations should consider DBaaS as part of their portfolio of solutions. Highlights of DBaaS include
  • Prepackaged, preconfigured databases that meet compliance standards
  • A self-service paradigm for rapid database deployment
  • One-click provisioning for on-demand scalability
  • Automated quality of service monitoring and management
  • Metering and chargeback for IT accountability
To learn more about delivering DBaaS, read the white paper, Database as a Service Using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cookbook.
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