The Future for the DBA

In recent years, both new technologies and new business practices have changed what the Database Administrator (DBA) role means, and started to shape how the role may evolve, or recede in the future.  These changes offer exciting opportunities for DBAs, and the future looks great for data professionals overall. This post discusses the factors influencing the DBA role, how they may be affecting DBA numbers, and suggests some positive countermoves that DBAs might choose to make in response.

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