Looking for a MySQL DBA? You just found one.

W elcome to MySQL Remote. I provide 100% remote MySQL consultant services to a wide range of companies, from SMBs through Fortune 100 companies at affordable and efficient rates. If your project has to to with MySQL administration or architecture, you’re in the right place. I hold Novell, Oracle, MySQL, and MS certifications, as well as years of experience in creating and evaluating functional and technical specs.

Why choose a remote database administrator?

One size does not fit all. Every client has a unique set of needs. With a deep familiarity with all versions of MySQL and many different business verticals, my expertise and DBA service offerings deliver the combination of flexibility, reliability, security and performance your company demands.

My services are designed with your company in mind while adding additional skill sets, standards, best practices and improvements.


Admin & architecture

  • MySQL administration
  • Schema design
  • Query optimization
  • MySQL installation
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Database, services, servers

  • Nagios, MySQLEM, Cacti
  • Geographically disparate
  • Redundant
  • Detailed, configurable
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Detailed analysis

  • Sarbanes/Oxley
  • PCI, PII
  • Intrusion
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On-Demand DBA

  • Ad-hoc services
  • Scheduled on-call
  • As-needed DBA
  • Fraction of the cost
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I’ve been an IT professional for over 25 years, and have deep experience in all aspects of MySQL and various flavors of Unix, and have utilized Unix heavily as an administrator since the mid 1980s and MySQL as a DBA and architect since 1995, including all possible permutations of replication, clustering, query and server tuning, and advanced configurations. My Unix/Linux systems administration experience includes both conventional servers as well as a solid background in configuring, balancing, and maintaining Amazon Web Services products. Additionally, I have years of experience using shell scripting, PERL, and PHP to automate database tasks.
I work exclusively as a remote systems admin and MySQL DBA, and I have been doing for several years now with great success. With a very complete and configured home office—including 4 workstations and thirteen development servers in my setup, amounting to, all told, about $150K in computing and teleconferencing/web conferencing/video conferencing equipment—I am not the usual work-from-home employee, and have been working with this arrangement for many years for companies both large and small, including IBM. I wish to highlight my familiarity in working via a telecommuting arrangement with minimal supervision, as well as executing tasks and assignments from a ticketing/project management system environment.
I’m fully aware that some employers are amenable to a teleworker setup, while others aren’t. I have years of experience working in this fashion and I feel that my broad background and skillset can demonstrate its advantages, both financially and in sheer productivity. As far as face-to-face interviews go, I have found that Skype and FaceTime work quite nicely.