I've been hearing a lot again lately about "outsourced DBAs", and I still haven't seen it work reliably. Well, that's not true - I have seen it work in one way.
That's the "supplemental" DBA, one that stays on call in the evenings if your DBAs don't carry a pager. But so far, nothing from completely outsourcing has worked well in the situations I've seen. Thoughts? Check out this book chapter for more.
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