One of the challenges that database teams face every day is keeping up with their responsibilities in multi-platform environments. In many shops, a DBA cannot concentrate on only one database solution. To be successful, individuals need to remain flexible and adapt to the demands of the business they support.
Pros and Cons of Multiple Platform Database Environments
There are distinct benefits as well as some disadvantages to deploying more than one database solution. Here are some of the most impactful characteristics of multi-platform database environments.
Comparing SQL Server and Oracle
Two of the most popular database solutions are SQL Server and Oracle. They are both relational databases that have a lot in common as well as some important differences in how they are implemented. The following are some of the differentiating features of these two widely used platforms.
While the general concepts of relational databases hold for both SQL Server and Oracle, as you can see, some differences impact the way they are supported. Database teams need the requisite knowledge as well as the proper tools to manage and administer these two platforms.
Minimizing the Cost and Complexity of Database Support
Most IT managers would jump at the chance to simultaneously reduce their software support costs while providing their database team with a tool that lessens the complexity of performing their daily tasks. IDERA offers a versatile application that DBAs can use to support a wide variety of database platforms including Oracle and SQL Server. Aqua Data Studio enables database professionals to perform many administrative and management activities on more than 30 different platforms from a unified interface.
Providing a database team with Aqua Data Studio can result in productivity gains as well as reducing the costs of support tools. DBAs will become proficient in using the tool across all the platforms they support, making it easier to get things done. Since there is no need for specialized applications to address the various solutions in place, software costs can be trimmed down.
An IDERA webcast is available that goes into detail concerning how Aqua Data Studio can help database teams be more productive. The webcast concentrates on how to use the tool with SQL Server and Oracle databases, but many of the insights apply to any platform supported by Aqua Data Studio. If you support these platforms or you want to discover the features of this versatile application, we strongly recommend you give the webcast a look.
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