WardyIT.com: Longhaus DBA Study on Big Data Shows DBA-as-a-Service Key to Enterprise Success

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Big Data is unlikely to succeed in the enterprise without a rethink of DBA roles. DBA-as-a-Service offerings are the key to expansion.

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CIOs are turning to new DBA-as-a-service providers in the market.

A recent Longhaus study on CIO Confidence found that in the minds of Australian CIOs, DBAs are doing such a good job that there is no need to change the resource structures, with ‘if it ain't broke don't fix it' being an appropriate attitude.

However, the growing challenge of using big data within the enterprise is highlighting that traditional approaches to data management are not adjusting well to the increased demand. In the race to adequately scale, CIOs are now turning to new –as-a-service providers in the market.

DBA-as-a-Service Is Growing

The Longhaus Study found that there is immediate value to enterprises in engaging DBA services, such as the Virtual DBA Service provided by WARDY IT Solutions.

Longhaus estimated that 20% of CIOs are looking towards –as-a-service providers to complement their existing internal DBA resources. Additionally Longhaus found that an attitude of increasing DBA resourcing via recruitment was NOT the right way to go.

Longhaus concluded:
"Whether the requirement is for traditional hosting of a trusted database infrastructure instance for a proposed SQL Server upgrade, or the broader consideration for -as-a-service database management for extensive SQL environments such as those provided by Australia's WARDY IT Solutions, direct increases to DBA resourcing through recruitment will only represent a very clear step in the wrong direction." – Longhaus study: DBA Roles are the Safest but most Ignored by the CIO.

Wardy IT Solutions Virtual DBA

The Virtual DBA service from WARDY IT allows clients to lower costs in terms of IT professional staff by allowing remote administration of their SQL Server databases.

Rather than having to train in-house IT staff to run company databases, Virtual DBA allows a team of seasoned database specialists to handle all SQL Server administration tasks.

The Virtual DBA service has been available since January 2008. Enterprises around the globe use Virtual DBA with the service monitoring more than 30,000 databases. The service includes 24x7 support as well a Windows Phone App and an iPhone and iPad App.

Award Winning Product – More Sales, Less Administration

WARDY IT Solutions was awarded the 2011 Microsoft Data Platform Partner of the Year award, and the Virtual DBA service has been named one of Australia's 100 most innovative products by Anthill Magazine in 2011.

About WARDY IT Solutions

One of Australia's leading SQL Server consultation companies, WARDY IT Solutions has been recognised through numerous prestigious awards and through the testimonials of its customers.
The company was ranked the 16th Fastest Growing Technology Company on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2011 list.

Lead by Chief Technical Architect Peter Ward, the company provides SQL Server consultation, training and business intelligence. Ward is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management. A much sought-after speaker on SQL Server technology, he was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his expertise and his dedication to the SQL Server Community.

WARDY IT Solutions head office is located at Level 2, 21 Quay Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia. The head office phone number is 1300 927 394.

http://www.wardyit.com

http://www.wardyit.com/virtual-dba.aspx

Sources:
[1] http://www.longhaus.com/research/research.html

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