Database architects get the glory but its the humble SQL Server DBA that keeps it all running. The SQL DBA needs to perform all the tasks required to make the database available as required. This means managing, backing up and making all the data accessible and available even as it is generated, processed and consumed by the employees and clients of the organization.
The responsibilities of the SQL DBA include but are not limited to installing/upgrading database servers, allocating the physical requirements of the system, performing modifications and adaptations to conform with input from application developers and more. A SQL DBA may also be required to perform more fundamental database performance tuning – and in extreme cases may even call in the original database architect to pick apart the innards of the database.
SQL Data Warehouse
For those seeking a data warehouse solution for their SQL platform needs, the Azure SQL Data Warehouse offers a welcome solution. It is essentially a cloud based SQL Server Data Warehouse. This dedicated feature makes it possible for you to build up a data warehouse that is fully scalable and can store as much data as you throw at it. It’s fully set up and ready to run – all you need to do is let her rip. No need to concern yourself with licenses, infrastructures and such.
SQL Server Consultant
No matter how skilled your IT department is, the fact of the matter is that some tasks are better performed with an expert outside of the company. SQL Server consultants and perhaps an experienced SQL Server DBA may be the most efficient way to back you up.
Such challenges may include, but are by no means limited to: