SQL Database Management (DBAaaS)

DBAaaS Plans

SQL

Monitoring

£

No. of servers

Designed to monitor and notify your team of issues

  • Standard cover     Mon - Fri 9 to 5
  • Priced per server
  • Agentless monitoring
  • Remediation Excluded

SQL MOnitoring and Remediation

£

No. of servers

Designed to monitor and remediate issues for you

  • Extended cover
    Mon - Fri 8 to 6
  • Priced per server
  • Agentless monitoring
  • Issue remediation

24 /7 SQL MOnitoring and Remediation

£

No. of servers

Designed to monitor and remediate issues for you 24 /7

  • Full cover
    Mon - Sun 24 / 7 
  • Priced per server
  • Agentless monitoring
  • Issue remediation

"Is the database running slow?" - Most heard question

Why choose DBA as a Service?

Finding a DBA can be a long, difficult and expensive process. Using a service can quickly provide those skills whilst saving time and money.

Performance

Proactive monitoring of database servers and processes to catch what is happening.

Drive Space

Active management of drive space to predict growth and avoid DB  outages.

Backups

Monitoring of backups and proactive testing by restoring backups to test systems.

DB Integrity

Spot data and meta data corruption before it causes production availability issues.

Security Audit

Security Audits, monitoring and regular reporting on potential threats to your database platform.

Health Checks

Regular reporting on the health of your SQL Server database platform.

Is DBAaaS right for my business?

Below is a list of some important information to help you decide if DBA as a Service will benefit you and your business.

  1. 1
    What size business needs a DBA?

    In this day and age the most vital asset to a business is its data. Every business has CRM systems, finance systems, Line of Business (LoB) applications and so on, all of which store data vital to the smooth running and fast growth of a business. So very simply every business needs DBA skills to manage and protect their data but not every business needs a full time DBA.
  2. 2
    Are DBAs expensive?

     Speaking as a DBA with over a decades experience, yes we (DBAs)  are expensive, but not as expensive as trying to recover from a disaster without the correct skills or processes in place to do it. Whilst DBA's spend most of the time doing the basics of backups and restores as well as performance monitoring and the never ending SQL migration projects, when your database is on fire you will need the skills of a DBA ready to leap into action, put out the fire and get the business back to work as soon as possible with minimal (if any) data loss. You can think of DBA's as an insurance policy that protects your most valued asset, jumping into action, running towards the fire when everyone else is running away.
  3. 3
    Is SQL Database Management Expensive?

    For an essential service with a highly specialised skill set the cost of DBAaaS is actually a bargain. You get the full set of highly sought after skills for as much as 80% less than hiring full time staff! Most businesses only have a few databases which are usually managed by a non-DBA. They find the costs of a full time DBA far to high to justify for what could be a fairly low amount of work to actually complete. This is perfectly understandable but comes with a high amount of risk. Our service makes those skills available for a much easier to justify price whilst significantly reducing the risk to your business.

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faq

How do you monitor our SQL Servers?

We use a well known proprietary SQL Monitoring platform to help us analyse, troubleshoot and monitor your SQL Servers estate.

Are there extra costs for the monitoring software?

There are no additional costs for any monitoring software as this is all part of our managed service cost. This saves our clients from having to buy their own monitoring solution.

Can we see what the solution is showing you?

Yes, as the client you will also get access to the monitoring solution allowing you to see exactly what we can see. This helps both companies to discuss any issues found.

Do you have to install an agent for monitoring to work?

No, our solution is agentless so no additional service is required on your SQL servers. We do need to install a copy of the monitoring service on a fresh server.

We already have an in house DBA Team.

Fantastic, we love working with other DBA's. Most in house DBA's are stretched for time as they also have projects to deliver. We know as that used to be us.


Our service helps by taking on the fundamental responsibilities of a DBA and making sure they are completed whilst freeing up one of your most expensive team members to deliver on projects visible to the business.

What happens to the monitoring solution when the agreement ends?

When your DBAaaS support agreement ends the monitoring solution would be removed. Should you choose to extend / renew your agreement everything stays in place.

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