SQL Database Management (DBAaaS)
Why choose DBA as a Service?
Finding a DBA can be a long, difficult and expensive process. Using a service can quickly provide those skills whilst saving time and money.
Proactive monitoring of database servers and processes to catch what is happening.
Active management of drive space to predict growth and avoid DB outages.
Monitoring of backups and proactive testing by restoring backups to test systems.
Spot data and meta data corruption before it causes production availability issues.
Security Audits, monitoring and regular reporting on potential threats to your database platform.
Regular reporting on the health of your SQL Server database platform.
Is DBAaaS right for my business?
Below is a list of some important information to help you decide if DBA as a Service will benefit you and your business.
- 1What size business needs a DBA?
In this day and age the most vital asset to a business is its data. Every business has CRM systems, finance systems, Line of Business (LoB) applications and so on, all of which store data vital to the smooth running and fast growth of a business. So very simply every business needs DBA skills to manage and protect their data but not every business needs a full time DBA.
- 2Are DBAs expensive?
Speaking as a DBA with over a decades experience, yes we (DBAs) are expensive, but not as expensive as trying to recover from a disaster without the correct skills or processes in place to do it. Whilst DBA's spend most of the time doing the basics of backups and restores as well as performance monitoring and the never ending SQL migration projects, when your database is on fire you will need the skills of a DBA ready to leap into action, put out the fire and get the business back to work as soon as possible with minimal (if any) data loss. You can think of DBA's as an insurance policy that protects your most valued asset, jumping into action, running towards the fire when everyone else is running away.
- 3Is SQL Database Management Expensive?
For an essential service with a highly specialised skill set the cost of DBAaaS is actually a bargain. You get the full set of highly sought after skills for as much as 80% less than hiring full time staff! Most businesses only have a few databases which are usually managed by a non-DBA. They find the costs of a full time DBA far to high to justify for what could be a fairly low amount of work to actually complete. This is perfectly understandable but comes with a high amount of risk. Our service makes those skills available for a much easier to justify price whilst significantly reducing the risk to your business.
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