The Product

About The Product

The evolution of the patchVantage product base is best described by Technical Architect David McNish:

The idea of using automated tools was born out of necessity. We were working on a large outsourcing project that was responsible for delivering a highly customized ERP system to the French retailing Conglomerate. We had a small team of inexperienced DBAs and around 50 environments.

We didn’t have the bandwidth to do all the patching and cloning required so very basic scripts were developed which automated patching and some elements of ERP cloning. We saved huge amounts of time but were then expected to deliver more, faster.

The concept lead to a full enterprise product being developed in Oracle & Java, which handled complex patching & cloning and greatly improved DBA productivity. It allowed small teams to take on big tasks and deliver significant results.