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The Ratio


The Ratio

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I have seen the same sort of ratios. Sometimes the ratios vary with role responsibilities, other times due to system specifics (e.g. where more effort is required) and, as always, vagaries down to role perceptions.

There appears to bee no rule of thumb that is reasonable to apply. Sensible management gages their specific situation, I guess.

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Worst 3 dbas supporting 4 developers. The manager just wanted the prestige and the job was more politics then doing any real good.

Typically, I support about 15+ developers, and they aren't always in the same country.
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I am currently supporting 7 developers (one of whom works from a remote location). However, we have seen periods where we had 2 DBAs supporting about 24 developers (making for a reasonable ratio of 1:12).

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For me it like a scene from the film Zulu... I'm massively outnumbered from an enemy with very blunt instruments. The odd one can shoot but normally misses.

I have 22 developers who all love LinqSQL and 5 systems guys to support. They all call me the Guv'nor.. then I wake up.
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For me it like a scene from the film Zulu... I'm massively outnumbered from an enemy with very blunt instruments. The odd one can shoot but normally misses.

I have 22 developers who all love LinqSQL and 5 systems guys to support. They all call me the Guv'nor.. then I wake up.


Don't shoot 'til you see the WHERE of their SELECTs!!!

Gaz

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I'm a developer that asked for my own server instance. Since I have sysadmin rights to it, I guess I am my own dba. Lol. 1:1?
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Two DBAs to about 19 developers. And they insist we handle stuff like backups and restores on development servers for them, "because the DBAs have always done that for us". I said yeah, my mum always used to do my washing, until I grew up and started doing it myself.

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I've worked in numerous environment, and the ratios have been all over the place. One place I worked we had no DBA, but easily 20+ developers. Although, there was probably only 7 or so of us who did any SQL work. We likely didn't have a DBA because we were developing a product which used SQL Server. So, there wasn't anything for a DBA to maintain, as the databases where all on develop laptops or workstations. There was one place that was on the order of 1:10. Numerous other smaller shops (< 6 devs) we had no DBA. My present employer has 1 DBA. There are 22 "real" developers and I'm not sure how many implementation specialists who also do some simple SQL work. So, the ratio here is 1:22+.

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At one place 1:40
Another place 1:15

However for the latter, the SQL work required is much more intense and it could used another DBA
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