OracleNext Podcast | July 10, 2018

Autonomous Database and the Changing Role of the DBA

By: Roland Smart


In this episode of OracleNext you'll hear from Jeff Erickson, who expands on his recent Forbes articles exploring autonomous databases and the impact innovation is having on database administrators (DBAs). His reporting is based on ongoing engagement with Oracle product managers as well as with DBAs at community events such as the Collaborate Conference.

In this episode Jeff explores:

  • What's driving change in the DBA's role?
  • How should we understand autonomous in the context of longer-term database innovation?
  • How are enterprises integrating new database technologies?


ROLAND SMART is a product oriented marketing leader who serves as a vice-president in the Oracle corporate marketing group. During his tenure he has led several modernization initiatives related to The Oracle Technology Network, social programs, and content/inbound programs. His previous experience includes early roles at a number of startups including Involver which was acquired by Oracle in 2012. Smart speaks at industry events such as the ad:tech, Modern Marketing Experience, The Social Media Optimization Conference, SXSW, and co-hosts The Marketing Agility Podcast. He's written for such industry publications as Forbes and iMedia. His acclaimed book The Agile Marketer: Turning Customer Experience Into Your Competitive Advantage was published in 2016 by Wiley.



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