Enterprises today use a mix of traditional databases, such as Oracle, and modern distributed applications such as Hadoop, NoSQL databases like Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Kafka, etc. For traditional databases, the major challenges for customers are cost containment (e.g. Oracle license and support costs), operational efficiency, DevOps agility to maximize go-to-market speed, and unpredictable database performance.
Modern applications, on the other hand, are incredibly complex. It could take weeks to deploy a new cluster and ongoing management could be quite cumbersome. Cluster sprawl, large data volume, and data duplication across clusters can result in high server and storage CAPEX. And the lack of enterprise-grade resilience compromises data protection, availability, and security. Enterprises, therefore, need a unified solution ecosystem.