Challenge 1:

Hiring new EBS DBAs is difficult

With historically low unemployment rates, it’s getting more and more difficult for employers to find the tech talent they need to run their business. Recruiting software provider iCIMS found in a 2019 study that only 6 in 10 open technology positions were actually filled in the previous three years.

The increase in the volume and velocity of data is driving the need for more DBAs across the board. The demand for DBAs is growing faster than the available candidates which is creating a labor shortage. It’s a “sellers” market, and as such it is becoming increasingly difficult to attract and retain a DBA, especially for on-premise systems. Businesses that are not large enough to have a DBA team are particularly disadvantaged because they don’t have enough positions to separate the operational on-call DBAs from the strategic/transformational DBAs. Only the largest of teams can offer a DBA career path that avoids the need for routine on-call and night/evening work - something every DBA seeks.

And, of course, let’s not forget the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training a new EBS DBA. Costs in both money and time can be significant, and they continue to climb if your new DBA stays less than a year.

Finding and hiring qualified, experienced job candidates is a challenge that blocks far too many businesses from reaching their full potential.

Challenge 2: Skills training for Oracle EBS is specialized


Joining forces with an Oracle MSP like Datavail gives you instant support that you can scale up or down as-needed. It saves you the hassle of recruiting, training, and managing a new employee with an uncertain future. No matter what happens, you will always be staffed with the people and expertise you need.