No, the DBA role still isn’t going away.
Paging all dinosaurs to the retraining camp Last week at SQLRally, I heard yet another session with the line, “DBAs are dinosaurs.” And: “DBAs must learn the analytics and cloud right now.” This is a total load of crap. 1. Most companies aren’t moving to the cloud or succeeding at analytics yet. Sure, they’re putting SOME stuff in the cloud, but not most, let alone all. They still need your help with their on-premise mess. 2. Analytics and cloud tools change dramatically every year. If you learned a lot about the cloud a year ago, you would have decided that SQL Azure was garbage,…Read