Use of database monitoring tools hits all-time high, surveillance survey reveals
More than three-quarters (79%) of database professionals now use a paid or internal monitoring tool, according to a survey by Redgate Software. This is an increase of 10 percentage points from the same survey last year and, at the same time, the 86% satisfaction rate with paid monitoring tools is also an all-time high, rising by 18 percentage points over the previous year.
The increase is in part due to the continued growth and complexity of database farms, with IDC predicting that the installed base of storage capacity will increase by 240% between 2021 and 2025, and virtually all industries will see a big shift to the cloud.
However, it also depends on how organizations’ demands evolve, with survey showing they expect efficiency and performance in growing areas to be maintained, security and compliance issues to be fully addressed. into account and the visibility of surveillance data is extended beyond the database. Administrators (DBA) to developers and IT teams.
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This in turn increases the pressure on DBAs, with many reporting that they are expected to do more with less. Hence the increase in the use of database monitoring tools, which appear to reduce frustration, save time, and allow DBAs to focus their efforts on creating added value for the business. business elsewhere.
As Kathi Kellenberger, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and editor of the tech journal for data professionals, Simple Talk, explains: “While a DBA can be responsible for a single SQL Server instance, it is usually dozens. or even thousands. Without a good monitoring tool in place, the DBA is constantly putting out fires instead of learning and taking advantage of new features, fixing poorly performing queries, planning new systems and contributing to new ones. more interesting projects.
A good monitoring tool can give a DBA and the entire IT team a single window to monitor issues on all the SQL Server instances they manage, both on-premises and in the cloud, providing insight alerts when problems arise and drill down to the cause in minutes rather than the hours it would take with manual monitoring.
Redgate examines such concerns in the latest surveillance survey analysis report, “The Value of a Surveillance Tool for the Whole Organization”. It extracts and examines survey data on how organizations around the world are currently monitoring their databases, how satisfied they are, and what is causing them the biggest and most problematic issues.
The fourth global survey on the state of database surveillance was conducted in the summer of 2021 and received responses from more than 2,500 IT professionals from all industries on the challenges they faced. are facing a time of transformation and change. The Redgate monitoring team has previously reported on how data professionals deal with rapidly growing server farms and are now taking a closer look at security and compliance challenges, as well as the complexity of the cloud and fleets. hybrids.
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