To respond to the glut of database-management challenges, IT organizations must adopt a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platform. A DBaaS platform enables the creation of modern, cloud-native applications that deliver exceptional customer value. At the same time, the platform must be prescriptive and optimized for DBA, IT administrator, and software developer productivity. Microsoft and Dell Technologies provide a tightly integrated, engineered architecture that simplifies lifecycle management, automates administrative tasks, leverages public cloud platform services, and delivers resilience and performance to meet SLAs.
Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI (Azure Stack HCI) lays the foundation of the modular DBaaS platform. Azure Stack HCI is an all-in-one validated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) system that includes full-stack life cycle management, native integration into Microsoft Azure, flexible consumption models, and solution-level enterprise support and services expertise. All these benefits distinguish an integrated system from validated nodes for running Azure Stack HCI. Then, administrators install (AKS-HCI) – a managed ecosystem that orchestrates and automates running containerized applications and databases at scale. Azure Arc-enabled data services include Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure PostgreSQL Hyperscale and run on the AKS-HCI workload clusters. The data services provide the self-provisioning, elasticity, and always current feature set required of a managed hybrid cloud database service.