Category Archives: SLA

How Many DBAs?

One of the more troubling issues – at least when it comes to staffing up a DBA group – is how to determine the optimal number of DBAs required to keep an organization’s databases online and operating efficiently. Many organizations … Continue reading

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Of DBAs, Firemen, Web Time, and Service Level Management

I’m of the opinion that database administration needs to be practiced in a more rigorous manner. Too often the DBA is viewed as a fireman. This is not meant to disparage firemen, of course, but the fireman is called after … Continue reading

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