Sovereign DBaaS Decoded Pt 2 - How built their own Sovereign DBaaS at scale

January 31, 2023 Severalnines Season 1 Episode 3
Sovereign DBaaS Decoded Pt 2 - How built their own Sovereign DBaaS at scale
Show Notes

Automation is a necessity and a prerequisite for growth, but building your own automation is a time-consuming and costly process. Therefore, before going down this path, it would be useful to establish your resource limits, whether in money, tools, or expertise.

Kristian Köhntopp, the principal systems engineer at, joined us again on this episode of Sovereign DBaaS Decoded. Kristian explains why every enterprise should automate its database operations and how long it takes to put into effect. However, he also explains that automation is a journey, not a destination. It's a never-ending game, and each enterprise must stay up to date with regulatory, compliance, or tooling changes, and business needs, to ensure their databases always meet business objectives.


💡 Name: Kristian Köhntopp

💡 What he does: Kristian is the principal system engineer at

💡 Website:

💡 Noteworthy: Kristian is an architect with years of experience in databases, Linux/Unix, data center planning and design, and security management systems in enterprise and startup environments. In his current role, Kristan focuses on database automation, provisioning a few thousand databases and a few hundred application hierarchies, and cloud migration.

💡 Where to find Kristian: LinkedIn

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