DBAs Face New Challenges: Trend in Database Administration

Quest Software

This shifting environment has led to an expansion of the DBA role in some settings. DBAs are looked to for advice and guidance in developing the overall data management infrastructure, including when to move data to the cloud. Moreover, with the growth of the DevOps approach to application development, many DBAs are more deeply involved with application and database development. To gain insight into the evolving challenges for DBAs, Quest commissioned Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., 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.