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Feature Article: May 2015

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Are you part of a small or medium size organization? A time is coming when you will have to answer the question, “is there a need for a database administrator?” Large organizations have perhaps said yes to this question and moved on to take the appropriate steps.

The truth is that this question normally presents itself in an array of ways. For instance, a software vendor might tell you that you should hire remote DBA support. Alternatively, you might establish that the database you have in your organization has outgrown your existing staff’s ability to manage. Your staff might not have the expertise to manage database effectively and prudently.

By Jenny Richards

VP Marketing, CA Technologies and author of Agile Marketing

Finding the need of a DBA support the hard way

Some organizations find out the hard way that they need a DBA. So how does this happen? Your organization’s database might crash. Unfortunately, your organization might lack the know-how to get it back working again. Or, you may have staff that can handle DBA duties fine. However, the staff also handles system administration, network infrastructure, new development, and customer support. Frankly, he or she cannot have all the hours in a day to complete everything.

From the abovementioned examples, it is quite clear that your organization needs a DBA. That being said, it is important to know what to be on the lookout for when searching for one. Having the right information will help you get the best database management expert.

What you need to know when hiring a DBA

DBAs, just like with other professionals, usually come in different varieties. This includes the somewhat experienced, veteran, seasoned and guru. The better the professional, the higher the cost will be. Experience plays a crucial role in ensuring you get the best deal. With experience comes skills. Therefore, when looking for a professional, one of the key considerations you should make has to do with experience.

Benefits of hiring remote DBA services

Simply put, you stand to benefit hugely by hiring DBA services. The benefits or range of services you enjoy vary by vendors. Some of the benefits or services offered by these professionals include:

It is important to note that these services are an excellent fit for stable environments. They are ideal for staff augmentation and backfilling where they normally take over more routine/mundane chores of the database operations. This is while allowing the existing DBA staff to put their efforts on more critical issues or new developments.

Evaluating the Different Types of DBMS Products.

This 2015 article by Craig Mullins is a part of a multi-part series on database systems from TechTarget.