Are you an IT professional providing infrastructure and IT resources for developers, application owners and database administrators? Are you tired of receiving emails, calls, texts, WhatsApp’s or even Snapchat’s, asking you for a new database, which you have to then create manually? If you answered yes to either of those, then a new, free Microsoft Virtual Academy course could be right up your street.
For those not familiar, DBaaS, or Database as a Service to give its full name, is a mechanism through which IT can provide key stakeholders with access to backend database technologies, such as SQL Server, through self-service, requiring no further interaction by, or with IT. For some enterprises and service providers, responding to requests for IT stuff like databases, consumes a lot of time, thus automating these processes, and providing access via self-service really can be a game changer. Not only can it save time, but it can significantly increase consistency, aid with standardization and provide increased confidence in the IT services you provide. Just sayin’.