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Any DBA’s here?

Anthem ✝️
Feb 11

How are you transforming yourself with the changes? Hearing no more traditional dba roles and Devops/SRE’s taking over the tasks.

Did you move away from database administration to data engineers or SRE’s?

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  • LinkedIn m00’
    Not a DBA but I don’t think the need for Oracle specialists will ever go away.

    As for MySQL/Postgres sure devops/SRE can take those over
    Feb 116
    • Datometry / EngLangEr
      Maybe not in the next 7-8 years but when autonomous database technology matures, we would need much less database specialists. Check out CMU’s Peleton project. I’m very excited about the possibilities.
      Feb 11
    • Anthem ✝️
      OP
      True, there is no need for Oracle experts anymore.. at least not with the amount to people.. I saw a bunch of teams with 10-20 supporting just oracle. I suppose they will be cut short to probably 5 or even less with cloud mobility.
      Feb 11
    • Anthem ✝️
      OP
      @m00 - you guys don’t have Db teams anymore at LinkedIn?
      Feb 11
    • Anthem ✝️
      OP
      @datamoetry - thanks, will take a look. Is that database being used actively now?
      Feb 11
    • LinkedIn m00’
      There is a DBA org at Linkedin. Some things might on be oracle forever. They were technically merged with SRE though
      Feb 11
    • Datometry / EngLangEr
      @anthem - I believe Peleton is still under development as an active research project with excellent resources supporting it.
      Feb 11
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    raynormore
    It’s all about sticking up with the current techs and being good at what you do. MySQL and Oracle still have a major place in a lot of companies. A number of others are moving to stuff like Cassandra and other no sql solutions
    Feb 111
    • Activision Blizzard others
      This is true it’s just hard to get experience with the new systems with large amounts of data not every company has it or has a use case for not shitting it into a standard RDBMS
      Feb 12
  • I’m hiring a postgres DBA in the Boston area
    Feb 114
    • Anthem ✝️
      OP
      Just a dba or more like sre?
      Feb 12
    • more dba than SRE
      Feb 12
    • Anthem ✝️
      OP
      Out of curiosity, are there still dba teams at Bose? If so, is there any transformation lately that happened In your org considering the traditional role they are used to?
      Feb 12
    • I am not sure because Bose is like 3K + employees worldwide
      Feb 12
  • New ktFx33
    Oracle is easy to learn. So is plsql .. not a bright outlook since new companies try to avoid them and their costs
    Feb 110

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