Three reasons why DBaaS needs data protection


With the rise of cloud computing, Database as a Service (DBaaS) has also entered the public eye and is used by more and more companies in daily business operations. The real DBaaS is provided by cloud service providers, and users do not need to use a professional operation and maintenance team to maintain the operation of the server. Some physical and virtualized hardware devices, including operating systems, networks, and related resource configurations, can be set in the cloud with one click, and then connected to applications through a simple API call. Major cloud vendors such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google, and Alibaba Cloud already offer a wide range of database-as-a-service (DBaaS) options.

For enterprises, the benefits of this innovative technology such as DBaaS include helping enterprises achieve automation and scalability while reducing costs. When companies need to use data to support new business needs and solve the modernization problems of old platforms, DBaaS is undoubtedly an excellent choice. However, like other cloud services, DBaaS services also need to protect data, and cloud data still needs to be backed up. If data needs to be uploaded to a cloud database for storage, obviously the data is important enough and should be fully protected.

Why DBaaS needs data protection can be broken down into the following three reasons:

Prevent Data Loss

For enterprises, whether it is human error, ransomware attack or other reasons, the loss or accidental deletion of DBaaS data will have an impact on the business. Accidental deletion of data or snapshots can severely affect the achievement of business goals.

Cloud vendors that provide DBaaS services use snapshot technology to provide short-term backup services from 0 to 35 days, but the entire process requires manual operation and scripting. Therefore, relying solely on the backup tools provided by cloud vendors will have many limiting factors and risks.

Using Commvault cloud native backup solution, in addition to providing snapshot-based protection, it can also help customers perform table stream backups. Customers can choose streaming backup or snapshot backup in a single database, all databases in a region, or across regions.


Enterprises need to flexibly choose the storage location of DBaaS backups, while controlling the location and time of restoring DBaaS. Using the DBaaS snapshot technology of cloud vendors does not necessarily support the choice of storage location for snapshots. Enterprises need to independently decide when and how to back up data. You can store DBaaS backups in the same cloud, in different clouds, or store them locally. Companies need the flexibility to choose based on business needs.

With the complete data protection solution provided by Commvault, companies can choose the way to collect data and easily use large-scale web-based custom applications and databases. In addition, Commvault supports enterprises to flexibly switch cloud service providers. Transfer from one cloud platform to another according to business needs. Enterprises need to transfer data easily and securely between different clouds. Snapshot technology does not support flexible data migration of cloud applications and databases, especially large-scale migration. The Commvault data protection solution is unique in the IT market because it can support the widest variety of DBaaS service options provided by all major cloud vendors.


Regardless of where the corporate data is stored, compliance requirements need to be met. The key business data in the DBaaS plan needs to meet the requirements of the reserved service level agreement (SLA). Enterprises need to have the ability to retain data for a long time without worrying about the large costs of using cloud snapshot technology. The snapshot technology provided by cloud service providers only has a data retention period of 0 to 35 days. Enterprises need to comply with long-term data retention policies and regulations, and maintain complete backup and control capabilities. Commvault provides enterprises with flexibility to retain data on a long-term and large-scale basis. Decide how long to retain data according to your own needs, and store the data in a very economical storage layer to reduce cloud costs.

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