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3 Ways the Best SQL Database Management Platforms Improve Business Performance

Although Ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, didn’t have an SQL database management system (DBMS), at least not one with all the benefits of living in the cloud, he was a big believer in categorising data.

In his work, The Categories Aristotle identified 10 ways of describing any given ‘thing’, including quantity, quality, place, time, position and action. Aristotle understood the need to group data, define their relationship to one another, and then draw conclusions from them more effectively. This is exactly the kind of mindset organisations need to develop when thinking of ways of managing up the efficiency and potential of their SQL server as assets that can contribute to overall business performance. The best SQL database management systems allow for easy oversight of the quantity, quality, place, time, position and action of any subset of SQL data across the entire SQL instance, from a single interface. Some of the net benefits of SQL database management tools that fit that description include the following. 1. The Best SQL Database Management Systems Make Server-Efficiency Effortlessly Scalable You likely have endless SQL servers connected to different parts of your enterprise anatomy. Each department is concerned with maintaining and optimising their own SQL servers line with their own, narrow business function. That’s pretty normal. The problem is, this narrow focus on only local SQL server management limits the executive scope of vision at the higher levels to survey, monitor and assess enterprise-wide SQL server health. The best SQL DBMS prevent and mitigate the financial and opportunity cost of this SQL ‘server siloing’ effect by allowing organisations to easily group disperse SQL servers into a single entity to which efficiency monitoring can easily be applied. For example, Contuctor4SQL lets you easily connect multiple Microsoft SQL servers into a single, meaningful, more manageable group, so that certain parameters can be instantly tweaked across any given subset of the SQL server instance. 2. The Best SQL Database Management Systems Double Up as Compliance Assets When financial auditors walk into your offices with their clipboard and paper shredder, it’s not enough to have double-checked that all of your financial figures add up to tell a single, coherent and compelling picture of compliance. Besides the validity and compliance of your financial reports, compliance auditors will also want to validate that the IT systems the data originated from are reliable. In other words, internal IT asset compliance is it’s own ‘thing’ altogether, typically governed by a robust internal IT audit. Your SQL instance doesn’t escape that internal IT audit. Imagine the logistical nightmare of manually auditing endless SQL servers scattered across numerous territories—without a database management system capable of auditing the entire SQL database landscape, that’s the logistical nightmare enterprises face on a yearly basis. The antidote to this is SQL database standardisation—and that comes with DBMS like Conductor4SQL capable of almost instantly reporting on SQL database version and configuration across operations-wide SQL instances. 3. The Best SQL Database Management Systems Extend Powerful Utility to Your Developers When selecting a database management system, the ability to compare schema between datasets sourced from different platforms is usually overlooked as a perk. That’s largely because the folks with a say in which DBMS gets rolled out don’t tend to come from the dev team—who are among the most versed in what schemas are in an SQL context, and what their value is. For developers hungry for greater development flexibility in Visual Studio, being able to accurately and quickly compare SQL database schema with the local QA database, to ensure the data sets align compatibility, is a major perk only delivered by the best database management systems. How does this work? In short, the SQL database allows your devs access to SQL queries, tables and functions for creating new objects, or updating existing objects directly into the local dev database. That’s as far as we’ll go without having to reach for the jargon. The point is that the effects of such perks are felt in the boardroom as cost-reduction, improved security and a development function that contributes more tangibly to market competitiveness. Visit the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to learn more about how Conductor4SQL helps build effortless resilience in the way you manage and maximise the potential of your SQL server environments.

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