What is a database administrator?

Basically, this is summed up by our definition of a remote DBA. Why is that the case? It is because nearly all databases are cared for remotely nowadays rather than by an in-house technician. However, just to hit the key points again, your database administrator will be in charge of the following:Database development and design

  • Database optimization
  • Database monitoring
  • Database upgrading
  • Database migration (for example, your MS SQL remote DBA may convert MS Access to MS SQL so that your database moves from a desktop version to a web and mobile version)

Since we provide remote DBA services for mySQL and MS SQL, please check this page fore more details: MS SQL Remote DBA Services and Database Optimization.

What is a remote DBA?

Remote database administration (remote DBA) is a third-party service that can design, develop, maintain, and monitor your database from afar. From server installation to ensuring established guidelines and procedures are followed, your remote DBA can handle all of the day in and day out operations of your database as well as upgrades and other larger projects that come up from time to time. A few of the tasks your remote DBA may handle include:

  • Checking the error log and correcting any issues
  • Verifying backups to ensure your data is protected
  • Monitoring various aspects of the database such as CPU, memory, and storage use – overuse of these resources may indicate an issue with the database

Database optimization is one of the most important things that your remote DBA will handle. When a database is optimized, it runs faster, so your queries are met with instant responses rather than a “loading…” message or icon. One key element of database optimization is removing duplicate records (or deduping). 

Duplicate records slow down the system. They may also contain different information. For example, one client record may contain a name, age, email address, and phone number, while another has the same person’s name, email address, and mailing address. By merging the two records, you get one complete record, and the information can be processed accurately and in half the time. Now multiply that over a massive database, and you begin to understand why duplicate records throw off your reports and slow down the entire system. Thus, for an online database, you want a MySQL remote DBA to check your optimization.

What are the benefits of a remote DBA?

There are many good reasons that in-house database administrators have been almost completely replaced by remote DBA services. Here are some of the benefits that you get:

  • Money savings – With a remote DBA, you pay for the services you need. This is often less expensive than an in-house employee who also needs to receive benefits.
  • Better resource allocation – You can use your in-house technicians for mission-critical projects and leave the database to your remote administrator.
  • 24/7 service – A remote DBA is always on call, as opposed to an in-house employee who may not be available in the evenings, on weekends, or while on vacation.
  • Increased expertise – A remote team will have more experience and resources than an in-house individual.

Why do we use a data modeling tool for database design?

A data modeling tool will help a designer to optimize stored procedures by giving them an overview of your business processes. This is the smartest way to design a relational database because a data modeling tool provides a global view of the entire business flow and all of the processes you use.

All the relationships will make sense because the design tool will kick back an error and a suggestion on how to resolve it if there are any inconsistencies. It will even generate the SQL script for the designer to incorporate into the code. Thus, the database can be designed to resist duplicate records that could otherwise slow it down and negatively impact the results of queries.

Using a database tool will help to design a database that operates in the most efficient manner possible. It also helps to reinforce the integrity of your data. It can be utilized to remove any bottlenecks in the system that slow down response time. Additionally, it allows you to reverse engineer an existing database, which can be valuable when you need to migrate a current database to a new platform. In the end, a data modeling tool cuts design time while providing you with better results.

What services you provide as SQL consulting firm?

This is a specialty in the database administration field. A SQL consulting company will provide services based on Microsoft’s database platform, MS SQL. A SQL consultant can help support database installation and ensure proper configuration of the database. Additionally, you can expect assistance in migrating data from an older database to your new MS SQL database.

SQL consulting services that your business can benefit from include:

  • Database design and development
  • Database troubleshooting and optimization
  • Elimination of duplicate data
  • Optimization of queries
  • Database support and maintenance
  • Migration of an MS Access database to a SQL database
  • Reverse database engineering
  • Remote SQL database management

What is an MS SQL MVP?

MS SQL MVP stands for Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. This is a title that is achieved by professionals who are highly valued by the Microsoft corporation. The person is considered someone who makes a significant contribution to the tech community, for example, by helping out other users who would otherwise need the support of a Microsoft CSR.

Microsoft does not pay these MVPs. However, they do recognize the contribution that they make with a title and some occasional giveaways. MVPs are assigned depending on a particular MS product. So an MS SQL MVP is known for helping users with this particular product. It is a very exclusive group. Therefore, Microsoft also provides special MS developers access, which allows them to influence future updates and upgrades to the framework.

What is a MySQL remote DBA?

MySQL is a database management system, much like MS Access. The difference is that Access is designed as a desktop application, and MySQL is client-server based. In other words, the computer or mobile device that you are using to access the relational database is the client. The server is where the database is stored. This is usually stored by a cloud service in modern times to allow for greater flexibility and scalability. However, some larger corporations may have the hardware in-house to run their own local network with the database in the cloud locally. SQL stands for structured query language. It is the programming language that is used to create a cloud or web-based database.

With this understanding of MySQL and SQL, it is easier to understand what a MySQL remote DBA does. This is a consultant who remotely designs, develops, migrates, supports, maintains, or optimizes your database. Your MySQL remote DBA consultant monitors your database 24/7 and provides the needed support and maintenance to ensure that your system is always running smoothly and helping your team stay productive.

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