MongoDB: The benefits of hiring top remote DBA experts

NoSQL solutions such as MongoDB are becoming more popular than traditional table-based relational databases management systems (RDBMS), like MySQL. NoSQL has many advantages over RDBMS.

RDBMS requires that you have a string in your query language (SQL, Structured Query Language) that is parsed by the DB system. This can expose your database to SQL injection attacks and is extremely dangerous. NoSQL is object-oriented. This means that you can pass a document with a description of what you are querying. There is no parsing.
NoSQL such as MongoDB will not require you to define the schema. You can only drop in documents. Any two documents in a collection don’t have to be in the exact same field. RDBMS such as MySQL requires that you define tables and columns before storing.
NoSQL performance can be better than RDBMS performance, as NoSQL does not sacrifice JOINS and has excellent tools for performance analysis. MySQL, the most popular RDBMS product, is often criticized for its poor performance, especially in relation to ORM applications.
MongoDB is a great choice if you are looking to save money, as all businesses do. The MapReduce feature allows you to scale easily and still get full functionality on low-cost hardware. Because it is not relational, you can save time and cost with NoSQL like MongoDB.

You can either hire top remote DBA specialists or an in-house MongoDB team. Most companies/organizations hire in-house teams with cost and data security in mind, but the benefits of outsourcing the service far outweigh the benefits of hiring an in-house team.

Cost Benefits

Outsourcing database administration can actually save you money. You won’t have to pay salaries or other benefits at the end each month, even if your DBA has done little. A full-time DBA will run you more than $80,000 annually and require training of over $5,000 per year. If you have a stable database, it is especially important to outsource DB management. Otherwise, you won’t be able justify the cost of an internal DBA to your stakeholders. You can negotiate a contract with a remote DBA expert so that you only pay for what they do. You can also save money on office space and equipment, as well as logistics.

Peace of mind – Hiring a professional to do the job will allow you to focus on your core business. Outsourcing the service will give you peace of mind because you know that an expert is there and that you are covered in the event of a problem. Keep in mind, however, that the responsibility for managing the database shifts from you to the remote DBA. You should be worried if you don’t have a professional to do the job. Downtime can lead to lost revenues, reputation problems, and possible loss of customers. There will always be someone watching your database, even if your DBA is on leave or sick.

Institutional Memory – A top DBA will typically stay on one job for three years. Remote database administration means that you don’t have to worry about losing institutional memory. You can stay with the same team as long as you like. Competitors may lose confidential technology if you lose DBAs. It can also lead to a difficult transition period, as the new DBA must get to know your database.

Technical Skills – Hiring a remote DBA team to manage MongoDB’s database management is a great idea. They will have the necessary expertise for the job. MongoDB is a relatively recent technology. Many DBAs don’t know the intricacies of it. Remote DBA teams can offer such skills as:
Replication and load balancing across multiple servers
MapReduce enables batch processing and aggregate operation using MapReduce
Horizontal scaling using shard keys
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Remote DBAs will have worked for multiple organizations, while your in-house DBA will only work for you. Remote DBAs are more knowledgeable about industry trends and are more confident in their daily tasks. Remote DBA experts can give you valuable tips and tricks to help you build a reliable and efficient database.

Monitoring and Reporting – Remote DBAs will monitor all areas of your database. A good remote DBA company will have sophisticated scripts that automate DB reporting, pre-outage alerts, capacity planning, and more. Monitoring is crucial because it allows you prevent potentially catastrophic problems from happening. These reports should be available to you.

Tuning reports: These reports are useful in identifying I/O issues at the object level