With Jeff Erickson
Even as new autonomous database services take up tasks including tuning, patching, and backing up data, new technologies are emerging that scream for in-house data experts to guide the business in tackling them.
At Oracle OpenWorld 2017, Oracle Magazine spoke to attendees about how DBAs and database developers have always reacted when database tasks are automated and how that ethic will continue to make them indispensable as companies reach for emerging tech.
Chief Architect at Pitss America
“Our job as data experts is to help the company express what our legacy applications do in new forward-looking technologies. Talk to your applications teams and show them alternatives like NoSQL and new cloud services.”
CTO at Insum Solutions
“The DBA job has evolved to take on other things. And that’s good, because DBAs can now focus on what the business is trying to do and what it needs.”
Oracle ACE Director
“Go learn about cloud and all the technologies around it. If you understand as a DBA how the data is stored, how it’s indexed, and where it lives, you can help identify cloud services that can solve a business problem [cheaply].”
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Jeff Erickson is content strategist for database and data-driven innovation at Oracle. An award-winning script writer and columnist, Erickson is a former editor of Database Insider News and has more than 15 years of experience writing for and about the smart, curious people who keep our digital world humming.