What are database improvements?

Welcome to the Nightingale HQ overview of database improvements services. Here we aim to introduce people to what they need to know.

Definition of database improvements

Database improvements can mean improving the design of the database, improving the performance of the database, and improving the security of the database. These improvements ensure that data is accurate, secure, accessible (where appropriate) and efficiently stored in order to reduce the cost of storage and access, and to reduce downtime.

What are database improvements?

Executive view

Data is important to achieving your strategic goals, and making improvements to your database will ensure that your data is stored securely, is accurate, and is efficiently and readily available to appropriate parties.
Database improvements helps businesses:

  • ensure compliance with data security legislation.
  • reduce downtime and data loss.
  • ensure accurate and reliable data is available for modeling and insights.

Business function leader view

Database improvements are required if your team has experienced issues of data loss, data corruption, data inaccuracies or data security. Improvements can be made to the design of the database to ensure that data storage and structure is consistent and that relationships are clearly defined, which reduces instances of duplication and decreases storage costs. The database performance can also be improved to improve the speed of data access. Improving the security of the database will ensure compliance.
You may need this service if your team:

  • experiences problems of data duplication, corruption or loss.
  • experiences database downtime.
  • has a large volume of data and do not have security measures in place.
  • is using data to gain insights that drive decision-making.

KPIs you should consider measuring for this are:

  • Reduced downtime.
  • Increased speed of data availability.
  • Costs saved by reducing unnecessary load.
  • Reduced costs associated with data loss and corruption.

Technical view

When implementing data science and AI solutions in your products, the availability, security and accuracy of your data are essential. Implementing database improvements will improve the performance of your projects and make development smoother and more efficient.
Database improvements help deliver:

  • improved data security and compliance
  • faster page loads
  • faster interactive applications
  • user retention
  • reduced bounced rate
  • faster access to data for analysis
  • reduce database size
  • improved scalability

Get this service if you encounter:

  • slow performance of web pages and applications.
  • increasing server resource charges.
  • high bounce rates.
  • inadequate data security measures or noncompliance.

Key criteria to consider are:

  • The most appropriate tech stack.
  • The cost of improvements compared to benefits from those improvements.
  • Data security.
  • GDPR.
  • Any potentially unneeded data.