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Oracle DBaaS Market Expected to Boom – What All DBAs Need to Do to Prepare!

Diana Gray
Sr. Principal Curriculum Product Manager

As the benefits
Database as a Service (DBaaS)
extend beyond those of the "as-a-service" delivery mode, allowing access to a
broad range of external data sources to power business processes and augment
in-house systems of record, the DBaaS market is expected to grow rapidly in the
following years.

Recent Findings Show that Major Growth is Expected in the DBaaS Space

  • According to 451research, with an expected enterprise adoption
    rate to reach over 70% in 2016,
    it has become clear organizations are making DBaaS a priority for
    their business plans.

  • According to MarketsandMarkets,
    adoption is expected to grow steadily and shall have a persuasive
    existence across all the major verticals. Improved customer experience at lower
    cost, on a 'pay as you go' revenue model, will be the major 'pull' factor.
  • By 2017, the DaaS market share will
    increase to 29%,
    becoming the most important form of private cloud as Oracle Research states in a recent article.

As the migration to DBaaS becomes a “must have” for
every enterprise that wants to stay ahead of the game, so is having the right
skills to implement it within your organization to guarantee optimal

skills are needed to gain good results when migrating to DBaaS?

Database administrators still need to be
trained in core administration skills when moving to the Oracle Cloud. They will
need to understand:
  • The
    overall architecture of the Oracle Database Cloud,
  • How to migrate to the cloud,
  • How to
    create an administer an instance,
  • How to
    configure connections,
  • How to back up and
    recover databases in the cloud,
  • How to use Cloud DBA tools.

Database Administrators can struggle when
transitioning to the Cloud when:

  • They are
    unfamiliar with overall capabilities provided,
  • They are not
    familiar with Cloud DBA Tools,
  • They don't know how to administer Oracle Database Cloud security measures,
  • They cannot
    maximize performance and scale the database environment

Transitioning to the Cloud - a "Challenging Mission" - Not Anymore!

DBaaS represents a paradigm shift in IT, from merely
“keeping the system up & running” to higher tuning and development work –
helping customers move their businesses forward.

This type of role can be more
rewarding and provides new opportunities. Moving to the Oracle Cloud requires
new skills to fully understand all that is needed when performing Oracle
Database administrator tasks in the Cloud.

Oracle University helps database administrators upgrade their skills

Learn more
- Oracle
Cloud Learning Subscription – Oracle Database Cloud Service - Complete Edition

will help you gain the skills you need for a successful DBaaS Cloud experience
at it relates to your job.

do you think? Do you already run an DBaaS project? What has been your

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Comments ( 3 )
  • guest Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    As you mentioned few skills that need to be tuned for the administrators to move to cloud. Do we have these trainings available in market? How much ot cost?

  • guest Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    The prerequisite training for The Oracle Cloud Learning Solution - Oracle Database Service, is available at education.oracle.com. You can view the Oracle Database 11g and 12c learning paths. You should complete one of the core learning paths in either 11g or 12c prior to taking the Oracle DBaaS Cloud training.

  • Gitesh Trivedi Thursday, February 22, 2018
    There is no doubt about DBaaS market is improving. Oracle DBA should need to take knowledge of DBaaS DBA. I think in DBaaS, Oracle changed DBA role to Subscriber DBA. Correct me if I am wrong. We are here in our company Dbametrix.com getting clients who are interesting to migrate from on-premise to cloud because in DBaaS there are facilities for on demand capacity management improvement and no headache of license maintaining.
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