Mary Garvey

Work place: School of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK



Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Computer Architecture and Organization, World Wide Web, Data Structures and Algorithms


Dr Mary Garvey is a senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, specialising in teaching databases at all levels and web programming. She has several academic publications to her credit. She is a Member of the BCS CITP and is the Chair of the Wolverhampton Branch of the BCS.

Author Articles
A Framework for Multi-Tenant Database Adoption based on the Influencing Factors

By Olumuyiwa Matthew Kevan Buckley Mary Garvey

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Mar. 2016

Multi-tenant databases (MTD) are aspect of computing that has become one of the revolutionary technologies of recent years. This technology has helped to discard the large-scale investments in hardware and software resources, in upgrading them regularly and also in expensive licences of application software used on in-house hosted database systems. A MTD is a way of deploying a Database as a Service (DaaS) for the convenience and benefits of tenants. This concept is good for higher scalability and flexibility but it involves a lot of technicalities. The adoption of a MTD is based on some salient factors which can be grouped into four categories for easy understanding. A survey is presented in this research that involves a focus group of thirty respondents. The result shows the degree of impact each factor has on the decision to adopt a MTD. This paper also considers these factors and develops a framework that will help prospective tenants to take an informed decision about the adoption of the concept.

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