The role of the DBA in supporting WebSphere Commerce

I have generally been a bit disappointed¬†on the information coming out of IBM on supporting Commerce databases. I also meet clients who don’t believe they need a dba or that they can hire someone out of college or with minimal database experience to fill such a role. In my opinion, any reasonably sized Commerce implementation needs a DBA, and unless that DBA has years of experience with DB2 (or Oracle as the case may be), and at least a year of experience supporting Commerce databases specifically, then it’s going to need to be a full-time dedicated DBA.

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