Travel sites have a tough time keeping their database up-to-date. We are not trying to say the RDBMS is inept or the DBA is lethargic. By dint of its nature, a travel website garners tons of information every day. A simple user looking for a room booking service will first register, then search for hotels, inns, and lodges. Then he will specify his requirements and the give approximate dates of his stay.
This flow of actions generates a flurry of data that the website DBMS has to categorize, manage and save. To understand why it is so difficult to keep a travel website database shipshape, let us check out the essential services any travel site offers –
- Hotels and Accommodations
- Private tours, collective tours
- B2B services
- Online booking
- Rental (vehicle) services
- List and booking of activities and excursions
These are the basic categories of customer service any official travel agency and travel agency website will offer. These services and sub-services will generate enormous amounts of data every time a user interacts with these services. This calls for a dedicated database management plan and DBA consultants who can execute the plan. A DBA is a costly affair, and we completely understand your dilemma about hiring a full-time DBA. However, having a full-time DBA also ensures smooth website operations.
Advantages of Hiring a DBA consultant
By now, we have established that every business that has an online presence requires expert data management. This can be in the form of a DBA consultant. He can be working full-time for only your company, or he can be working on your business website remotely. In either of the situations, there are a few benefits you can enjoy –
- DBAs only care about your data
- They know the way around your database
- They like to do the job right, the first time
- Even a remote DBA can minimize downtime and troubleshoot situations
- They offer more credible services of data management
Remote DBA Means Killing Extra Cost
RemoteDBAs provide a low-cost solution to all databases. Travel and tourism websites have a constant influx of data. You have to be online all the time and offer all listed services to stay on top of the business niche. A remote DBA can help you achieve almost no downtime with complete data backup plans.
Skipping the Accommodation and Orientation Process
You do not need to worry about setting up a new office space. You do not need to think about the orientation of your new employee. Your IT support can also shift to an off-premise location. You just need to stay in touch with your remote database admin for constant updates on your website and database. You need not worry about Oracle or MySQL anymore.
Choosing the Right Option
Choosing a senior DBA for remote database management services is the best choice for a fast growing business. A senior remote DBA has the experience your website needs to stay online 24/7. The remote factor also ensures that you will be able to afford his services.