Trends in Database Administration
Quest sponsored whitepaper
To gain insight into the evolving challenges for DBAs, a study was performed to survey DBAs and those responsible for the management of the corporate data management infrastructure. The more than 200 respondents came from a wide range of industries and companies of different sizes. More than half were DBAs or database developers and 20% came from companies with more than 5,000 employees.
Among the key findings are:
- Structured data under management continues to grow at a substantial rate, requiring DBAs to manage both more database instances and a wider variety of relational database management systems.
- Cloud technology plays a significant role in hosting databases and that role will continue to grow. Cloud approaches will have the greatest impact on database administration over the next three years.
- NoSQL platforms represent a smaller, but important slice of the data management infrastructure.
- The number of DBAs that organizations need is holding steady.
- Database management tools have reduced the time some DBAs must invest in some routine operations, allowing them to expand their roles in other areas. Database performance continues to be the top priority for DBAs.
- Many DBAs are increasingly involved in application development.
- DBAs are emerging as key influencers in the overall data management infrastructure.
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