For any software application, there are three components:
– Application (The Logic & Presentation)
– The Storage (Database & Filestore)
– The Connecting Protocol ( How Above two talk to Each Other)
Single Tenant System has exactly one copy of each component ( No Sharing — No Tenancy). Each user will have their own version/copy of the application, and database and may have different protocols as well.
The issue is SaaS doesn’t fit into this model because it cost more as more infrastructure, maintenance is very difficult as each version requires its own maintainer, Upgrades are complex and the speed of innovation/new feature is less.
So, with help of cloud technology and powerful logical separation provided by databases/object stores, compute environments, and acceptable universal protocols (e.g., REST APIs), SaaS adopts a Multi-Tenant Approach. Users’ data is still separate from each other at the logical layer level while they have the same infrastructure sharing. Lower cost, easy to scale, and highly available.
One of the biggest critiques of the Multi-Tenant system has been customizations are problematic as businesses grow, and have their unique needs not met. Security of data is somewhat fixed as you can see with the success and adoption of large SaaS platforms.
The balance is in keeping the business’s unique requirements as a single-tenant system while keeping the common functionalities on SaaS platforms. For example in Probyto AIMS, the meta-data store is common for all AI teams, while each client has their own toolkit copy to work in their own way.
If you are building a SaaS platform and want to learn from our journey, feel free to connect with me.
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IP Restriction allows administrators or organization owners to limit access of their business data to only a specified and registered IP addresses range. If a user tries to log in outside the required range, it’ll throw an error and the user won’t be able to login and access the platform.
SaaS businesses need to improve their security to keep their product and customers safe. Easiest approach to take and simplest to set up is 2FA. It is an authentication method in which a user is not granted account access until they enter their password and provide another form of identification. Probyto AIMS allows the admin to set 2FA on user accounts using Google Authenticator App.