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Are You Spending Too Much on Your DBMS Availability Solution?

Published: 16 June 2017

ID: G00322745

Analyst(s): Rick Greenwald , Adam Ronthal


Data and analytics leaders want data to be highly available, but small improvements in availability can come at a high cost. Choosing a cost-effective availability solution that aligns with use-case requirements can optimize the effectiveness of your DBMS spend.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine the RTO Tolerance for a Particular Use Case
  • Calculate the Realistic Cost of a Loss of Availability
    • Less Stringent RTO Requirements May Allow for Less Expensive Options
  • Regularly Test Recovery Procedures to Determine an SLA for the Backup and Recovery Method

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