Your company relies on your SQL Server or MySQL database for your inventory, decision making, customer records, and many other mission-critical components of your business. It serves as the foundation for all of your custom applications and software that keep your company running. But how many companies can afford to have a database expert on their staff? It is just not realistic, nor is it something you need full-time. This is the primary reason hiring a remote DBA (database administrator) is the best option for your business.
Today, we are going to discuss what a remote DBA can do for your business because there are many benefits to hiring outside SQL consultants rather than taking care of your database in-house. Keep in mind, a good MS SQL Server or MySQL consultant won’t be cheap – but you get what you pay for. Every company needs SQL Server consulting or MySQL consulting, and so the marketplace is very competitive. But what would be more expensive is having to hire SQL consulting services to come in a rescue a defunct database rather than having a remote DBA maintaining the database before major issues arise.
Let’s look at five benefits that come from hiring a remote SQL consulting firm to keep your database in tip-top shape. Then we will consider a bonus benefit that you receive from hiring your remote DBA services from The Farber Consulting Group, Inc.
#1 A Remote DBA Will Reduce Your Operating Costs:
You are always going to save money by paying for SQL consulting services when you need them rather than paying someone full-time who may not have anything to do most of the week. There are very few companies that are large enough to make it financially viable to have a database administrator in-house.
#2 A Remote DBA Is a Database Expert:
Because having an in-house database administrator is often too expensive, some businesses expect their IT department to handle the database as well. However, the IT department (which is often just one person at a smaller company) is unlikely to be a MySQL or SQL Server expert. Therefore, you end up with someone who is just trying to keep your database from crashing rather than a professional who can keep it running at optimal speeds that benefit your business.
When you hire a remote database administrator from The Farber Consulting Group, Inc., you get several advantages. First, you only pay your remote DBA when he needs to do something, so you save money. Second, we can provide a remote DBA with more than 30 years of experience and another who is an MS MVP. You just can’t top that kind of expertise and savings with an in-house employee.
#3 A Remote DBA Provides Reliable 24/7 Service:
An in-house employee may not be available when you have an issue with the database, and this can lead to extended downtime that hurts your company. When you work with a SQL consulting firm, there will always be someone who can answer your questions, maintain the system, or provide customer support if an issue arises. We monitor your database 24/7 to ensure that it is always functional.
#4 A Remote DBA Improves the Uptime for Your Database:
When the database is down, your business is down. You’re not taking orders, closing sales, or getting the data you require to make decisions in real-time. You need SQL database experts in your corner who can ensure that your database is always up and functional. Preventative maintenance is the key role played by a remote DBA.
#5 A Remote DBA Increases Support for Your In-House IT Department:
Of course, SQL consulting services are not just for small to midsize businesses with little to no IT department. Even large corporations can use support from certified SQL Server consultants. Having someone dedicated to keeping the database running smoothly allows your in-house staff to focus on mission-critical projects without having to worry about database issues slowing things down. Plus, when you hire your remote DBA from The Farber Consulting Group, Inc., you gain access to an entire team of professionals who can provide support for any aspect of database maintenance and optimization. The result is optimal performance from your database.
#6 Migrating Your Database to the Cloud:
You want your database in the cloud for several reasons. First of all, it fixes any scalability problems you may have had with your desktop database, allowing your company to grow. It also reduces the in-house maintenance associated with keeping up your own server. Finally, it can increase your uptime because cloud services rely on being able to stay up as close to 100% of the time as possible to run their business. A remote DBA can provide the expertise you need to migrate your database from an antiqued desktop system to a modern cloud system. This will meet your business needs both today and in the future. Our database experts can help simplify the process for you.
Add More Benefits By Hiring The Farber Consulting Group, Inc.
Our remote DBA services provide you with the full impact of our team of experienced professionals. Whether you use a MySQL or SQL Server database, we have the experienced database design and maintenance professionals you want supporting your company. To learn more about what we can do to keep your database running at lightning-fast speeds, call 732.536.4765 today!