Remote Oracle DBA — Basics to Know When Moving to the Cloud
The job of database administrators is becoming more and more hectic day by day with the expanse of data to be handled, especially when considering the large volumes of data that modern businesses have to deal with today. The inputs through online platforms and social media interactions are being converted into tangible data, which are highly effective in weaving business strategies.
While thinking of enormous amount of data, business owners often inquire about migration to cloud, which is a crucial step that needs to be taken with extreme care and consideration. You should evaluate all the pros and cons of doing it to figure out whether cloud transition will work ideally for you to meet your business goals easily, while ensuring effective utilization of the organization resources.
It is the database administrator who needs to plan and implement the cloud migration process. An expert DBA should have expertise, technical skills, and in-depth knowledge of various aspects of the business they are dealing with to ensure success.
Moving to cloud
- There are various benefits of moving to cloud if it is executed well. It is not complicated when expert administrators install the DB, custom configure it, and do the provisioning. The database should also be scaled based on the need of the business.
- In terms of Oracle DB administration, previously businesses required a physical server to store data, which was later replaced by remote administration where the administration could be done from remote locations. The process is similar to that of today’s advanced cloud administration with virtual database hosting.
- Virtual hosting technology has made it possible to move all your workloads to virtual machines in a much cost-effective way. Even with this abstract element, database administrators will still be able to gain direct control over the configuration of everything including the operating system. Virtualization will significantly decrease your burden while setting up equipment, and you won’t have to maintain any physical hardware for storage.
- However, one important thing to be noted is that the performance of your virtual databases may be only as good as the health of your VMs (dedicated servers). If a failure or a problem occurs on any one of these, you need to fix it at the earliest to enjoy a flawless database.
Originally published at findnerd.com on July 29, 2017.