Multi-Tenant SaaS: Why should you opt for them?


Judelyn Gomes

15 Nov 2019

Multi-tenancy is a type of architecture where one instance of a software application tends to serve multiple customers or tenants. In such a system, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendor can ideally run a single instance of its application on one instance of a database, and subsequently, offer web access to multiple customers. The data of each of the tenants remain isolated and invisible to other tenants in such a system.


Both businesses and developers aim for the most efficient and cost-effective approach when it comes to SaaS application development, and the multi-tenant system provides them with a more effective way to do so in comparison to the single tenancy system.


Multi-tenant SaaS system involves a centralized administration that maintains a common code-based application, as well as runs the common instances of the application for a discerning set of tenants. In addition to the software application, a multi-tenant database is also shared by each customer. As for the data, each dataset is tagged as they belong to an individual customer. The software is pre-programmed for segregating and securing the data for each user.


Here are some of the biggest reasons why businesses should opt for this system:

In addition to the factors mentioned above, the multi-tenant architecture enables vendors to offer more prompt and efficient support services, resulting in smoother problem solving and troubleshooting techniques. While it has its pros and cons, the benefits of this system far outweigh its negative aspects and it should be the preferred choice for businesses to build their SaaS applications.

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