By now you know that adopting database DevOps tools and methodologies is an essential component in your organization’s shift to the digital economy.

Your managers may be urging you to implement DevOps and asking that you chart the ROI of such a move. Both you and your managers know very well the reasons to extend DevOps to the database, reasons such as quicker turnarounds, quicker time to market, higher quality production, etcetera.

But how can you assess the complete value of implementing DevOps, not knowing what you’ll get from these vague promises of improvement? Even if you could quantify the affect on those KPIs, how do they translate to real money?


Most calculations tend to present the efficiencies of DevOps in the development processes, but calculating the savings of the entire application release automation, both in code and database, is much more challenging and scarce. This lack of transparency leads some companies to think – mistakenly – that investing in the database along with the rest of the development ecosystem is unnecessary.

DBmaestro’s ROI Calculator

Well, now you can calculate the entire release automation process.

DBmaestro is proud to present its DevOps ROI calculator. The only calculator which integrates industry research (Gartner and IDC ’s IT TCO records) and best practices gathered by DBmaestro from our Fortune 1000 customer base.

Use this tool to calculate the ROI of your DevOps program, including:

  • The cost of application downtime in large enterprises (an average of $7,900 per minute!).
  • The average cost of breaking down silos between deployment and operations.
  • The cost of human errors that lead to devastating crashes and hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary fixes.

Discover Waste, Discover Opportunity

Many companies have found, for example, that database downtime was exerting a costly burden on their operating overhead. One customer learned they were losing $500,000 per hour as a result of critical application failures. Given that their average time to repair a failure was six hours, that meant an annual and unnecessary wastage of $3M per year!

How Do You Calculate a Database Cost-Benefit Analysis?

While various studies are being undertaken to try to identify the ROI for automating the database and release processes – such as Gartner’s TCO Calculator – further analysis is needed. Specifically, you still need to calculate the costs saved as a result of team productivity; the costs saved as a result of data automation; and the costs saved as a result of reducing the potential of downtime.

Using DBmaestro’s ROI Calculator to assess your database cost-benefit analysis addresses a broad spectrum of factors and considerations, presenting you with a breakdown of exactly how much you’re spending in unnecessary costs and where you need improvement.

Matching industry facts and figures with your own operational conditions, will enable you to be more data-driven in making decisions. It will also afford you a clearer picture of how much more efficient your organization can be, and how much you can be saving by implementing a comprehensive DevOps program.