Nutanix ERA 2.0: One-click Database Operations

11 May 2021, MOQdigital

Business Insights, Data & AI

Database huspot sizeTraditional database operations are often complex affairs. Engineers typically leverage multiple solutions for database operations such as provisioning, cloning, and refreshing. This results in a complex environment that slows agility and efficiency. When working with enterprise databases, in addition to cloning the instance as is, DBAs also need to be able to clone these instances from any point in time. 

While many organisations are turning to cloud-hosted solutions which are more agile, some prefer on-premises alternatives. For this purpose, Nutanix ERA provides the agility and simplicity of public cloud solutions in an on-premises environment. 

Nutanix ERA 2.0 gives organisations a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) model for managing and operating their databases, enabling standardisation across the database estate while introducing efficiency, agility, scalability, and cost savings. Most importantly, ERA enables the same type of simplicity and operating efficiency that you would expect from a public cloud while allowing DBAs to maintain control. This is all provided through a simple-to-use and intuitive interfaceregardless of the database. 

Why Nutanix ERA 2.0? 

Nutanix ERA is a software suite that automates and simplifies database administration, bringing one-click simplicity and invisible operations to database provisioning and lifecycle management. With one-click database provisioning and copy data management as its first services, Nutanix ERA allows DBAs to provision, clone, refresh, and backup their databases to any point in time. 

The rich and straightforward user interface and CLI enable DBAs to clone their environments to the latest application-consistent transaction. The API-first ERA architecture allows you to easily integrate with your preferred self-service tools or even automate the entire stack. Every operation has a unique ID and is fully visible for auditing. 

Shifting DBA Focus to High-Value Activities 

Nutanix ERA 2.0 brings a new approach to database administration that changes the nature of the DBA role. DBAs no longer need to spend most of their time on the common tasks of database administration such as provisioning, patching, and lifecycle management. ERA automates and simplifies these burdens. Copying a database becomes as easy as copy and paste operations on your computer. 

Reduce Costs 

An investment in Nutanix ERA 2.0 can allow you to reduce the cost associated with database administration tool sets. In addition to the TCO saved through operational efficiencies, reduction in storage and management technology costs, and improved time to deployment, additional significant savings can result from a reduced need for licensing due to use of Nutanix Enterprise Cloud features. 

Shrink Storage Requirement for Clones and Backups 

DBAs handle many requests for database copies and backups during development, upgrade, and testing cycles. These complete database copies often result in high storage costs and lengthy backup and recovery times. 

Nutanix ERA 2.0’s copy data management services provide for zero-byte database clones recoverable to any point in time. With ERA 2.0, copy data management operations for databases that are terabytes in size are just as easy as copy and paste operations on your personal computer. 

Nutanix ERA copy data management services include: 

  • Time Machine enforcement for database retention of Service Level Agreements (SLAs): Powers one-click database copy and paste operations from any point in time while retaining consistent backups as defined by your SLAs. 
  • One-click cloning and refresh: Zero-byte database clones to any point in time with the option of inserting pre- or post-masking scripts. 
  • One-click backup: Consumer-grade database operations for backing up any size database in a full database consistent manner within a matter of minutes. 
  • Database catalogue: Customisable database profiles for software, computer, networking, and database parameters. 

Simplifying your Database Administration with Nutanix and MOQdigital 

However complex and inefficient your current DBA processes are, MOQdigital and Nutanix can help you simplify the process and improve efficiency within your environment. To find out more about how we can help you leverage Nutanix ERA 2.0please reach out to us here.