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Database Administration

IT Services supports Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases for the Stanford community. This service is available to faculty and staff in academic and administrative departments that require database administration for applications, or standalone databases operating on Stanford infrastructure.

A variety of complementary Database Administration-related services such as Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) support are also available. The Database Administration service provides reliable, secure, and cost-effective database administration, including maintenance, monitoring, and backup.

24x7 support is provided for production or critical development databases. In addition to standard, day-to-day administrative and maintenance activities, production or critical development databases are continuously monitored to detect potential problems, proactively addressing problems before they can affect service delivery.

The Database Administration service is available by subscription and is charged monthly to your department’s IT Services bill.


  • monitors and tunes production database environments
  • rapidly responds to critical issues
  • provides backup and recovery, prevents database outage
  • works directly with clients to solve database issues

Getting started

To order the Database Administration service use OrderIT or submit a HelpSU request under the Request Category: Billable Services and the Request Type: Database Administration Services.

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Last modified October 16, 2015