Critical Success Factors

The following critical success factors (CSF) are practices known to increase successful production deployment outcomes. The successful implementation and operation of resilient, consistent, and cost-effective data systems depends on factors, including: testing, vendor support, design, and planning.


Testing is vital to managing enterprise risk in data systems, applications, and production changes.

  • Testing increases understanding of how systems behave.

  • Testing may enable early problem detection, reducing severity of impact.

  • Test systems before exposure to production workloads.

Vendor Support

MariaDB Corporation is here to help. Enterprise database services include:

  • Technical Support, delivered through the MariaDB Customer Portal

  • Remote DBA

  • Training

  • Enterprise Architect

  • Consulting

  • Migration Services


Problems are most expensive to fix in the late stages of product development or a project.

By responding to business requirements through architectural design before advancing to implementation, you can reduce cost, delay, and wear-and-tear on your staff.

Adaptation and Integration

Technology solutions are not "one-size-fits-all". To produce a cost-effective solution:

  • Adapt suggested practices to the needs of your business.

  • Identify integration and control requirements before deploying new technologies.


Planning is essential to ensuring that function, scaling, and resilience of data systems will meet future business needs.

Aspects of database operation which require careful planning include:

  • Upgrades

  • Migrations

  • Audits

  • Capacity

  • Backup and recovery