Database management in the HABA-Firmenfamilie

What are the practical advantages of using the DBPLUS Performance Monitor? The customer reference of the HABA-Firmenfamilie shows this very clearly. The family business from Bad Rodach employs about 2,200 people and combines various brands under one roof. The focus on family and children requires not only regular innovations but, of course, a reliable IT environment with well structured and powerful databases. This is precisely the area where DBPLUS software is used to support: for monitoring the database instances of the central ERP system with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

In-house IT and external service providers as users

Since the company has decided to use the positive synergies of in-house IT in combination with external third level support, the Performance Monitor is available for several specialists, respectively. The database administrator is responsible for this internally, while external experts from partner companies work with it externally. The licensing model, which is exclusively based on monitored database instances and not on users, is an excellent solution to this situation. André Hopf, Head of ITS Applications at the HABA-Firmenfamilie, sums up the concrete benefits for the team:

“The Performance Monitor is very helpful for a quick insight into how well or how badly the database systems are performing. Especially for IT employees who have a good SQL know-how but are not database specialists”.

Detailed history analysis brings great benefits

In the company, the software takes on three essential tasks in particular. Firstly, the technicians use it to check after each software deployment, whether the load has increased. In the event of malfunctions and blockage situations, the history analysis allows problems to be identified and then solved. The program also helps to identify “bad” queries. Specifically, thanks to the DBPLUS Performance Monitor, several such queries have already been identified and resolved.

This practical example shows what the DBPLUS software can do – and what the specific advantages for companies are: Through analysis and precise monitoring, databases can be used better and more efficiently.

About the HABA Family of Companies

As a family-owned business operating worldwide, the HABA Family of Companies has been enriching families and social, public, and private institutions for over 80 years with a wide variety of high-quality products in the areas of games, education, fashion, furniture, health, and living. With headquarters in Bad Rodach, the HABA Family of Companies brings together ten company brands under one roof, among them, HABA, JAKO-O, and Wehrfritz. The HABA Family of Companies has been managed by the family for three generations. The CEOs are Harald Grosch and Karl Fischer. The entire company employs over 2,000 workers and generates sales of around 360 million euros annually.

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20. September 2019