What is MAS?
MASTER AUTOMATION SOLUTION
MAS is software built by DBAs, for DBAs. It is our proprietary automation software that allows you to monitor and explore databases, address database health and keep your DBAs more informed than ever before. This results in reduced time and costs associated with the management and organization of multiple database platforms, while also increasing security and functionality.
MAS allows you to operate your IT environment under a single pane of glass. This singular dashboard helps streamline management through compliance monitoring, ease integration of new technology and boost overall DBA productivity via automation.
Today's IT environments see organizations using multiple database and hardware platforms. Whether on-premises, cloud or a hybrid, the infrastructure of a business can have a lot of moving parts. MAS is the only database automation solution that offers support for multiple vendor platforms. MAS is compatible with Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, MariaDB and PostGres as well as the following cloud platforms, Oracle OCI (where it is currently available for purchase) Azure and Amazon AWS.
In MAS’ highly intuitive, easy to navigate user interface, cloud rationalization allows you to migrate data from on prem to the cloud. You can also perform Oracle compliance audits that are certified using actual Oracle audit scripts, explore your databases and see how they’re functioning (disk space, database performance and CPU percentage), grant permissions with the query wallet function and even back up and organize multiple databases all at once.
You have a goal of achieving optimal system performance, security, control and ease of technology adoption across all platforms. However, you face numerous roadblocks and challenges along the way, such as knowledge gaps, time-consuming manual processes, task management and tool switching to address things like monitoring, backups and tuning and failed jobs across the board. Addressing these challenges sometimes pulls you away from collaborating on and contributing to higher-value projects that take your organization where you want it to go.
MAS is the solution. With MAS' single-pane-of-glass approach, your team can accomplish all enterprise database and system management tasks – no matter the platform - from an intuitive, push-button dashboard solution, increase tool efficiency by 85% and grow productivity and resource utilization in IT by up to 40 percent.
Any organization is only as good as their staff, this being the case, your IT talent is the most important element of your tech environment. If you have a great team then you are headed in the right direction, however, you still need to provide them with the means to be successful and help them do their best work.
Utilizing MAS allows your people to expand their current capabilities by instantly extending their knowledge to different platforms and allowing for more agile adoption of new technology. For example, with MAS, DBAs have access to solution pacs containing pre-loaded processes and scripts for a variety of vendor platforms. This allows for greater efficiency on their own or the ability to close a knowledge gap with more junior or peripheral support team members, thus allowing them greater range to work on different projects.
Another way that MAS maximizes resources is through group notifications. For all intents and purposes, this mirrors a kind of virtual help desk ticketing system. With these easy notifications, the entire tech team or designated members can always be kept abreast of what is happening in your environment thus making the organization nimbler.
By installing MAS you’re giving your IT department a boost that will take them to the next level. They’ll immediately be capable of being able to work on more platforms with minimal need for extra training or knowledge. You no longer need to hire highly specialized resources, and you can make the most of the talent and dedicated individuals within your organization.
In today’s marketplace, there are so many tools available to organizations - large and small - that they become overwhelming. Tools for deployment, provisioning and management, multiplying for each platform your organization supports. You name it and there’s a point solution for it. Additionally, you may see a point solution come out only to be replaced in a matter of months that performs at a higher level and sees you spending even more money to then acquire it.
For that reason, tool consolidation is on the forefront of technology trends, and organizations need a solution that supports multiple platforms and functions appropriately. MAS embraces platform-specific tasks and embodies the term “single pane of glass” for your team to manage multiple platforms, such as Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres, AWS and more.
The future is one of machine learning, tensor flow and increased automation. This new environment defined by automation will see DBAs working more with projects and spending time in far more productive ways than ever before.
How can you get on board with this latest wave of technological advancements? By adding MAS to your environment. MAS’ automation features are smartly designed to be simple, yet functional and intuitive.
For example, some of MAS’ automation capabilities include
- A query wallet to store, organize, access and share scripts and queries for any and every database platform you currently use or are moving to in a single, secure library.
- Intuitive dashboard which enables DBAs to schedule and execute tasks, design a dashboard for all your most-used management tools and build process flows and reusable forms.
- Native logging for all databases (SQL Server, Oracle, etc.) to help audit and maintain industry compliance (no longer have to manually access each log manually)
- Enhances production support for Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Postgres, MariaDB, Amazon AWS, Azure and Oracle OCI with a single technology
- Enables migration of database objects and data between on-prem and cloud databases.
Finally, it helps with Oracle compliance by enabling organizations to self-audit via running actual Oracle audit scripts. This includes hardware discovery, clarification of existing editions of Oracle (EE vs SE) and details of Enterprise Edition option packs. Best of all, with parallel execution, you save time and effort with the ability to schedule and execute processes on multiple systems at the same time with the single click of a button.
Every feature within MAS is designed to make the lives of DBAs easier and the overall process of monitoring and maintaining a database environment simpler, more streamlined and overall better from top to bottom.