Multi-Tenancy Still Doesn't Matter
Posted by Claus Jepsen
Three years ago, I wrote a blog entitled, “Does multi-tenancy really matter anymore?” As three years have passed and the conversation is still being had by some in the industry, it seemed like a good time to revisit the topic and share my thoughts on why multi-tenancy still doesn’t matter.
In this DZone article, I try to distill some of the myths surrounding the multi-tenancy debate and conclude that:
"Multi-tenancy is a red herring. There is too much focus on vendor side details and lack of focus on customer benefits. A multitenant solution can be expensive, unreliable, lack privacy controls, and not deliver functional capabilities that help me innovate my business when needed. Same can be said for single tenant. Tenancy does not matter to me as a customer. In my view, enterprise software vendors are better off investing in new functionality focusing on solving customer needs like better extension technologies ensuring that any customer enhancement does not break between upgrades; providing user experiences based on the tasks users need to do; and importantly, provide the required architecture for opening up enterprise software such that companies can embrace digital transformation.
So, multi-tenancy still doesn’t matter – what matters is the software’s ability to solve customers’ requirements in an efficient and user-friendly manner without causing unnecessary frustration."