DBAaaS – DBA as a Service

Whether you need basic database monitoring and issue remediation services, or a custom 24/7 solution with out-of-hours support and database optimisation, Digital Samurai has a database administration solution that's right for you.

24/7 Database Monitoring and Tracking

Our DBA experts monitor your database 24/7, 365 days per year. Any database issues are identified promptly and fixed right away by our team of database administrators.

Robust Security and Data Backups

With industry-leading backup services, disaster recovery solutions, and Redgate SQL Monitoring software, you'll never need to worry about database issues again.

Database Performance Optimisation

Our data experts optimise your databases for maximum performance, conduct regular audits, improve their speed, and ensure that your databases are running perfectly.

Why Should You Consider DBA as a Service?

What common issues do businesses commonly face and how can Digital Samurai's expert database administrators and data consultants help your company?

DBAs are in High Demand

DBA's are incredibly hard to find. We have created a list of over 200 vacancies for DBA's in just the last 60 days.

Everyone is after a DBA to extend a team or replace a team member moving to a new job.

Demand for DBA's outpaces the supply and, as a result, the costs of hiring a DBA are rising.

Low Supply of DBAs

It is almost impossible to find a junior DBA role anywhere.

In fact, the one place that has them occasionally is London - and they are paying up to £45,000 for a junior DBA with 1 years experience!

Our experienced DBA's actively mentor our Junior DBA's and provide expert advice.

DBA Salaries are Expensive

Salaries are really sky high for DBA's right now.

In London they can be anywhere from £60,000 to £90,000 and they offer remote working.

Can you compete with London prices and large business budgets? Find out how to get access to the skills you need for the budget you have.

Immediate DBA Expertise

Don't waste three months looking for a DBA employee and another three months familiarising them with your business processes just for them to leave after a few weeks.

Fill that skills gap now with DBaaS.

Our team of DBA experts are available 24/7 to monitor and remediate your databases.

No Single Point of Failure

Having a single in-house DBA employee is great until they go on holiday, are off sick, or are sent on a training course.

In reality, companies don't just need a single DBA employee - you really need a team.

DBAaaS fills that gap by removing the single point of failure and providing 24/7 support.

Better Value than In-House

DBA teams can be expensive and this is especially risky for smaller businesses.

With our DBAaaS solutions, you can focus your internal resources on delivering visible projects to customers and stakeholders.

We'll complete any additional tasks for a lower cost without sacrificing any of the quality.

DBaaS Solutions That Empower Your Business

Outsource your data projects to a reliable team of experts.

'Database administration as a service' is a new, modern way of empowering companies with high-quality data engineering and data administration solutions at a fraction of the cost of an in-house DBA team.

Database administration requires so many different competencies, softwares, and proficiencies.

As a result, many businesses want to work with an outsourced team of experienced data professionals who can manage your databases quicker, better, and cheaper than in-house DBAs.

Actively Reduce Costs

We will actively reduce your expenditure which frees up budget to invest in other projects.

Data Best Practices

Our DBA experts apply proven best practices from decades of success to your business.

Quarterly Project Reviews

We conduct quarterly reviews to help you take your business where it deserves to be.

Empower your business with cutting-edge data expertise.

Our team of skilled data administrators work with a wide range of databases and software.

Digital Samurai's flagship DBA as a Service solution covers the following:

  • SQL Server - ON Premise
  • SQL Azure Managed Instances
  • Azure SQL Database

Contact us today for a quote or to request more information about a bespoke DBaaS solution.

Patch Management

We will ensure that your databases are patched, updated, and running on the latest versions.

Backups and Test Restores

Conducting regular backups and test restores is a vital part of any disaster recovery strategy.

Index Management

Our team of DBA experts will make sure that your data is accurate and optimised for performance.

What Solutions Do Our DBA Experts Provide?

Reliable database backups and disaster recovery solutions.

In many cases, a database administrator is tasked with protecting and recovering data in a disaster scenario.

Many companies realise that conducting regular data backups and ensuring that disaster recovery schemes are in place is important, but some companies can't justify hiring an expensive in-house DBA team just for this purpose

That's where Digital Samurai's team of database administration experts come in.

We provide elite database backup solutions and reliable, effective disaster recovery solutions at a fraction of the price of hiring an in-house DBA team, without sacrificing any of the quality.

Capacity Planning

We will make sure that your databases are able to handle your desired volume of data.

Performance Monitoring

By auditing and monitoring your databases, we can improve their performance and efficacy.

Database Integrity Checks

Database integrity is critical and we make sure to conduct regular data verification checks.

Robust database security and data privacy software.

Users and applications should only be able to access the data they are authorised to see.

This is the fundamental idea behind database security and, when implemented correctly, ensures that your company is well-protected against cyber threats, data leaks, and GDPR violations.

It is a DBA's role to make sure that a database is secure, even down to the row level.

With Digital Samurai's team of DBA specialists, you can rest easy knowing that your databases are secured 24/7 against internal and external threats, data leaks, and data corruption issues.

Security Audits

We provide regular security audits to identify and fix vulnerabilities, threats, and weaknesses.

Health Audits

Health audits are a brilliant way of detecting performance issues and fixing them quickly.

Stats Management

We provide detailed statistics and audits that help us constantly improve your databases.

Optimise database performance and minimise issues.

Database servers usually contain multiple databases connected to a range of applications, and that's where a DBA comes in.

A DBA's role is to make sure your databases are performing well, not impacting each other, and that any issues are fixed right away.

Digital Samurai offers a 24/7 database monitoring solution with issue remediation and out-of-hours support to ensure that your company's important databases remain fully functional, up-to-date, and fast.

Expert Data Support

Our DBaaS solution includes database administration support from our expert team.

Database Optimisation

We constantly monitor your databases and optimise them to improve performance.

Issue Remediation

Any issues with your data or databases will be detected, identified, fixed, and reported.

How Do We Deliver DBaaS?

Regular monitoring services and comprehensive audits.

When you work with us, you can expect a direct relationship with us and no middle men.

We are not an agency, so you immediately save up to 25% on any day rates by coming directly to us.

You'll also save money compared to hiring an in-house DBA team or data engineer, and you'll get a service that far surpasses other data teams.

Contact us today to enquire about our database monitoring solutions.

Proactive issue remediation and performance optimisations.

All of our SQL server consultants are qualified experts that are able to help companies just like yours with their SQL and database issues.

Most importantly, they are experienced in the technologies that we use.

When you work with Digital Samurai, you know that you're working with a team of experts that are able to help you every step of the way.

Convenient remote solutions from our UK-based DBA team.

We are backed up by multiple software and hardware partnerships giving us a direct relationship with the companies you know and trust.

From Sophos to Microsoft and Oracle to Veeam, we work with industry-leading software and hardware providers to offer you the best possible service.

Our data experts and SQL consultants leverage these partnerships to provide a brilliant DBA service that is ideal for companies of any size and effective for both simple and complex projects.

DBAaaS Plans


Monitor your databases and notify your team of any issues

  • Standard cover 
  • Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Priced per instance
  • Agentless monitoring


Monitor your databases and remediate any issues for you

  • Extended cover
  • Monday - Friday, 8am to 6pm
  • Priced per instance
  • Agentless monitoring
  • Issue remediation


Monitor your database and remediate any issues for you with 24/7 out-of-hours support

  • Full cover
  • Monday - Sunday
  • Priced per instance
  • Agentless monitoring
  • Issue remediation
  • 24/7 Out-of-hours support