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How to Manage 15k Databases with 4 DBAs

That’s what I’ve been saying forever. Automation rules!

Simply put, Xeround’s database apparatus isn’t a case of some watch dogs and scripts that instantiate the database. It’s an orchestra of sorts, designed to handle it all automatically so that our users won’t have to, and so that neither would our employees.

We usually say in house that what we invested in R&D getting things just right, we save on Operations and IT. So this is how we come to manage over 15,000 databases across 4 public clouds, 6 data centers worldwide and various PaaS integrations – all with only four people in charge of our production environment. Yes. Four.

via How to Effectively Manage 15,000 Databases Simultaneously.