A database administrator is vital to keep database environments like MySQL, MariaDB, and others, in top shape, but there is a rising tide of database automation that is changing this. DBAs are finding more of their day-to-day mundane tasks can be completed using automated tools. By automating certain tasks, such as database building, monitoring, and tuning, database administrators have more free time to handle other concerns.
DBAs will oversee the automation operations and have the ability to work on better optimization or management tasks as needed. While automation handles mundane tasks, DBAs are still needed to handle complex tasks such as virtualization and database cloud deployments. Simply put, database administrators spend less time doing administrative work and more time working to improve database architecture.
Small to midsized companies may be unable or unwilling to invest $70,000 to $125,000 towards the yearly salary of one or multiple database administrators. Companies can hire a single full-time DBA or opt to hire a DBA on a part-time freelance basis. By contracting out database administration, businesses have on-demand access to high-quality talent.
Alternatively, there are budget-friendly database management solutions available to these businesses. When a business decides to go this route, it can benefit greatly from automation tools. Releem
provides MySQL tuning as a service, to help reduce costs and improve performance for MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona servers. Releem's three automation tools work together to collect and analyze metrics, provide server recommendations, and apply recommendations automatically (or manually if desired). Releem provides great monthly pricing options for smaller companies, but can scale up to enterprise-level as needed. Boost the performance of your companies database servers today with Releem!