Database as a Service – actually realized. Or, in this case, database instance as a service. Microsoft Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance delivers ease of use, is highly configurable, and seamlessly auto-manages Azure SQL Managed Instance workloads outside of Azure.
IT administrators are burdened with inflexible infrastructure, creating additional obstacles for DBAs and for themselves. Database engines often run on a wide variety of non-standardized hardware, operating systems, virtualization platforms, and container-based solutions. This leads to life cycle management chaos with many disjointed consoles and command-line tools. Database performance can also suffer because infrastructure is not configured correctly or cannot easily scale to meet spikes in demand. In our customer conversation experience here at Dell Technologies, we understand the need to be able to adopt new technologies and deploy workloads with confidence.
Here is the answer - Azure Arc-enabled data services with Dell PowerEdge, powered by Intel®, and Dell PowerStore storage solutions.
The underlying theme of this white paper, and DBaaS in general, is ease of use, time to DevOps, multi-level resiliency, and as a huge side benefit: production level performance. In this paper, we show various tests that provide proof-points for all themes listed above.