SQL Server Performance

The Importance of a Database Administrator

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by lcerni, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. lcerni New Member

    At the company that I work at they never had a Database Administrator. They would let the developers do the administration when it needed it. They are in a reactive mode. My manager finally got the President to hire a Database Administrator. The President still doesn't see the need of it and wants to eliminate me. Is there anything out there that shows the importance of a Database Administrator? And the justification of having one? I would like to provide this information to my manager.
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    Don't surprise to me.
    Anyway:
    http://sql-server-performance.com/Community/forums/p/21365/122037.aspx#122037
    That will help you.
  3. dineshasanka Moderator

  4. satya Moderator

    Like Luis that doesn't suprise me too, it depends on your Management decision to bring up the databases for application availability. If they don't see that outage to the application with such reactive process is not costing them money & time then it is waste of your efforts in getting them understanding the importance of keeping a DBA.
    Rather why not they train the current Developers with DBA skills that will suppress their thoughts of hiring additional head count to the company.
    How many DBAs you need to manage show in multi-server environment?
    Database Administrator roles & responsibilities - difference in opinion
    DBA Checklist - small and high-level - see whether current set of Developer flock can manage these roles & responsibilities?
  5. mmarovic Active Member

    According to your user name you might be from Czech Republic. If you live and work in Prague, see if O2 or Monster are looking for mssql server db specialists. I think it is better option then to try to persuade your manager they need dba. :)

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