Even with increasing data volumes and complexity, thinking you don’t need a full time DBA may be counter-intuitive. However, reality is, you may not need a full DBA, you just need certain DBA services and not all of the time.
Industry trends have aided in minimizing DBA’s roles including:
- Improved database tools
- Bundling of databases with business applications
- IT budget cuts
Applications are becoming easier to set up without a specific skill set. Applications are coming bundled with support offerings. The support offerings may fall short of what is actually required to effectively manage and optimize a database.
When IT budgets are to be considered, maybe half a DBA is the answer. Effectively, half a DBA allows you to have a DBA that can handle production work and be on-call for off-hours emergency support. This helps reduce the risk of DBA burn-out.
This is just a sample of how Half A DBA might be right for your organization, to learn more download Ntirety’s whitepaper Half a DBA.