Software has moved to the forefront of the business world in the past few decades. Those who create applications bring new services and value to companies. Along the way, many software developers have been crowned as the new kingmakers. But it’s time to look at the wind behind their wings: database administrators, who help manage the data tied to applications.
Every company today is a technology company, said Jeff Kelly, senior product marketing manager for Nutanix’s Database Service. In an interview with The Forecast, he talked about the importance of digital transformation and its role in keeping companies relevant and competitive today. He also talked about the often hidden role of database administrators, which is evolving rapidly as new cloud-powered tools and services help them respond quickly and efficiently to software developer needs.
“Every company, regardless of industry, needs to use software and applications to differentiate itself from the competition,” he said.
“Every company must deliver exceptional digital experiences to customers. And who builds those applications and digital experiences? Developers.”
Digital Transformation Reaches App Development
Some analysts expect to see the number of apps to grow by 50% by 2026, indicating the intense effort and investment pouring into application development.
New technologies, including hybrid multicloud platforms, make it easier for IT teams to facilitate application developers, who are creating apps aimed at bringing more value to the company, according to Lee Caswell, senior vice president of product and solutions marketing at Nutanix.
“These new apps are usually additive and require consistent access to data, whether that data is stored as files, blocks or objects – and whether it lives in the public cloud, the data center or at the edge,” Lee said.
He said modern IT systems powered by hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software – such as the Nutanix Cloud Platform – are ready for developing, running and scaling up present and future applications. As businesses update existing or onboard new modern applications, this kind of platform allows IT teams to optimize workloads across their private data center and public clouds.
Even with the broad adoption of the software-as-product mindset, in which developers are responsible not just for building but also operating and updating their code, Kelly said developers rely on other key roles within the broader technology ecosystem to be successful.