“During the World War II, there was a time when the Germans winning on every front and the fear of Hitler taking over the world was looming. At that point in time, had the Allies not taken drastic measures and invested in ground-breaking technologies such as radars, aircraft, atomic energy, etc., the world would have been starkly different from what it is today.
Even in today’s world, the pace at which things are changing is incredible. The evolution of technology is unstoppable, and companies must be ready. There is an inherent need for them to differentiate themselves by providing solutions that showcase a deep understanding of domain and technology to address evolving customer expectations. What becomes extremely important for companies is to establish themselves as incubators of innovation and possess the ability to constantly innovate and fail fast. Centers of Excellence can be an effective solution to address these challenges.”
“An Organisation’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage”
- Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
The Database CoE was formed with a mission to groom, enhance and incubate talents within GAVS to stay abreast of the evolving technology landscape and help our customers with cutting edge technology solutions.
We identify the expert and the requirements across all customer engagements within GAVS. Regular connects and technology sessions ensure everyone in the CoE is learning at least one new topic in a week. Below is our charter and roadmap by priority:
Database CoE is focused on assisting our customers in every stage of the engagement right from on-boarding, planning, execution with consultative approach and a futuristic mindset. With above primary goals we are currently working on below initiatives:
When we help each other and stand together we evolve to be the strongest.
Continuous learning is an imperative in the current times. Our fast-paced trainings on project teams is an alternate to the primitive classroom sessions. We believe true learning happen when you are working on it hands-on. With this key aspect in mind, we divide the teams in smaller groups and map them to projects to get larger exposure and gain from experience.
This started off with a pilot with an ISP provider where we trained 4 CoE members in Azure and Power BI within a span of 2 months.
Database Maturity Assessment
“When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly “
- George Westerman, research scientist at the MIT Center for Digital Business
Why Bother with a Database Assessment?
We often know we have a problem and can visualize the ideal state we want our technology solution to get us to. However, it is challenging to figure out how to get there because it’s easy to confuse the symptoms with the cause of a problem. Thus, you end up solving the ‘symptom’ with a (potentially expensive) piece of technology that is ill-equipped to address the underlying cause.
We offer a structured process to assess your current database estate and select a technology solution helps you get around this problem, reduce risks and fast track the path to your true objective with futureproofing, by forcing you to both identify the right problem and solve it the right way.
Below are the three key drivers powering the assessment.
- Automated assessment and benchmark of existing and new database estates against industry best practices and standards.
- Analyze & Finetune
- Analyze assessment findings and implement recommendations on performance, consistency, and security aspect
- NOC+ZERO TOUCH L2
- Shift Left and Automate L1/L2 Service requests and incidents with help of Database COE- Automation experts
As we progress on our journey, we want to establish ourselves as a catalyst to help our customers future-proof technology and help in early adoption of new solutions seamlessly.
If you have any questions about the CoE, you may reach out to them at COE_DATABASE@gavstech.com
CoE Team Members
- Ashwin Kumar K
- Ayesha Yasmin
- Backiyalakshmi M
- Dharmeswaran P
- Gopinathan Sivasubramanian
- Karthikeyan Rajasekaran
- Lakshmi Kiran
- Manju Vellaichamy
- Manjunath Kadubayi
- Nagarajan A
- Nirosha Venkatesalu
- Praveen kumar Ralla
- Praveena M
- Rajesh Kumar Reddy Mannuru
- Satheesh Kumar K
- Sivagami R
- Subramanian Krishnan
- Venkatesh Raghavendran