“We've already agreed that having information about the future can be extremely dangerous. Even if your intentions are good, it can backfire drastically!”
Those words of foreboding and caution from Dr. Emmett Brown in “Back to the Future” certainly held water within the context of an iconic 1980s comedy. Nevertheless, we’re rolling the dice with a few predictions about our own future. (Hopefully, this won’t negatively impact the time-space continuum).
We recently surveyed 300 organizations to get their insights about trends and challenges they expect to affect DBAs in the near future. The result is a new report, “The Real World of the Database Administrator,” from Quest and Unisphere Research, packed with insights from database administrators just like you. In this post, I’ll review some of the most important challenges and trends.
Note that there was tremendous variety of opinions about where DBAs need to focus over the next several years. Granted, almost every DBA’s environment is unique, but still we think the variety means that we are heading into a period of change and that the demands those changes will place on DBAs are not yet clear.
Where do you and your organization come down on topics like Hadoop, security and learning new technologies? Let us know. Download Quest and Unisphere’s Research, “The Real World of the Database Administrator,” see what your colleagues in other companies are facing and tell us what you think the most prominent trends and challenges are.