New Database Administration Trends Study Published

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Easy-to-use and reliable automation tools will play a critical role in helping DBAs navigate the changing database ecosystem and empower them play an active role in the growth of their business.

Database Trends and Applications and Quest Software today announced the publication of a survey on new database administration trends. To gain insight into the evolving challenges of DBAs, Quest Software commissioned Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, to survey more than 200 database professionals and managers at organizations across North America amongst the subscribers of Database Trends and Applications.

Over the last 10 years, major trends in technology have shaped and reshaped the ongoing role of the DBA, making their role more valuable than ever in many organizations,” said Dr. Elliot King, lead analyst and author of the survey. “Not only do DBAs manage both more database instances and a wider variety of relational database management systems, they are emerging as key influencers in the overall data management infrastructure.”

Amongst the findings, the survey shows that cloud technology currently plays a significant role in database hosting that will continue to grow. The survey found that 45% of respondents are currently managing relational databases in the cloud. Another third anticipate managing relational databases in the cloud within a year. The incorporation of cloud technologies will be the biggest challenge and, ultimately, will have the greatest impact on DBAs over the next three years. The survey also found that automation is a key factor in changing the way DBAs go about their responsibilities, as RDBMS vendors, database tools vendors, and cloud services provide…

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