Challenge 4:

You want a team that is proactive, not reactive

To make a corollary to the above point, EBS DBAs are often very reactive. This could be for several reasons, including:


Service levels are becoming more formalized as databases align with the applications they support, which reduces the tolerance for database downtime and poor performance.


The number of Oracle EBS features to manage, and metrics to understand increases substantially with each new release. DBAs also face increased complexity from data volume growth and the fact that organizations are deploying applications at an ever-increasing rate.


DBAs are being required to manage more databases and applications and therefore are deploying more productivity tools to simplify and automate both routine tasks and the collection of performance data.

Either way, rather than looking at your environment holistically and finding areas of improvement, your DBAs can easily neglect important tactics such as application monitoring, root cause analysis, and optimization.

In addition, when DBAs are busy being reactive and putting out fires, they have less time to think about how to make broad improvements to your IT environment. As a result, your business will become less strategic and forward-thinking.

Case Study: Optics Manufacturing Company


Instead of remaining reactive, rely on Datavail’s team to be proactive in the management of your Oracle EBS applications. Our DBAs take strategic action upfront, so that you’ll face fewer issues down the line. This is not only good for system performance, but for retention of existing on-staff DBAs.