Author: Robert Agar
The role of a corporate database administrator has evolved tremendously since the introduction of relational databases in the late 1970s. A DBA from the early 1980s would be totally unprepared for the complexities that face database professionals in 2019. It’s a completely different world and the skillset required has radically changed.
The heightened focus on the value of a company’s accumulated data has made DBAs more important to the business goals of an organization than ever before. Keeping this valuable resource safe and accessible is one of the modern DBA’s primary responsibilities. Many diverse methods are required to fulfill these duties, and a DBA must be comfortable using them all to address problems encountered in day-to-day activities.
Common Issues Faced by DBAs
The laundry list of issues that DBAs must deal with regularly is a long one. …[Read more]