Onomi rethink is designed to deliver clients the very best independent strategic advice and guidance around their current database investment and strategy. Historically businesses have invested heavily in database solutions which age rapidly and come with a high levels of complexity and even higher maintenance costs. The increasing volumes of data and rapid growth in new database technologies also provides fresh opportunities. Onomi rethink provides a set of strategic review work packages to address everthing from database discovery through to a wholesale replatforming review.

Why do clients use Onomi rethink?

Meet changing demands

Reduce costs


Stop database sprawl

Take back control



The sprawl and the proliferation of databases is a serious issue for companies. The first stage of the work package provides network based discovery and full documentation of the database estate. The second stage involves client engagement to establish purpose, ownership and criticality of the identitified assets.



The ease of using volume based licenced keys and “spinning” up new database instances can create a very real headache and cause a significant licensing shortfall. Onomi can provide a licence optimisation service in advance of a vendor software audit or commercial negotiation. This will ensure that any investment made is kept to an absolute minimum and reflects the exact technical feature requirements of the solution. Database technology is a significant financial investment so ensuring licensing is optimised across the full estate is key to achieving a maximum ROI.


Consolidation of database instances drives increased benefits of reduced costs, lower maintenance overheads and provides improvements around data sharing, backup and recovery and security. Onomi will undertake a benchmarking and design exercise to review the opportunities, constraints and business requirements. The output will provide a detailed architecture design and consolidation execution plan.



Is the current technology choice still the right one?  Can you take advantage of new open source technologies?  What are the implications of moving the database to the cloud? The re-platforming work package is designed to review both functional and non-functional constraints around the existing database environment. Engaging with the business and analysing the technical requirements Onomi can provide independent recommendations which help support a business case for re-platforming. Typically this work package also provides an execution plan for an exemplar build and test process aligned with the recommendations.


Each day, changes in configuration, releases, workloads, maintenance and infrastructure can introduce degredation and potential issues to the database. Insuring the database environment has an optimal setup and configuration is key to realising the best performance and retaining a best practice configuration. This work package delivers a comprehensive assessment of the database technology stack providing a easy to understand (RAG) set of recommendations focussed on configuration, performance and backup & recovery.


The “rethink” operational audit consolidates over 15 years of our experience in nuturing and coaching successful operational DBA teams. Analysing several key areas such as Agility, Backup, Patching, Security, DR, Maintenance, Performance Management and Configuration Management, the client will receive a valuable assessment report, a recommendations report and improvement plan.



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