If you ask any DBA in the world about their wildest dream, they will always say that want to manage a huge database platform which is scalable whenever it needs to and available always. If you are a DBA, you will agree with the statement. Every DBA who is going home after a day-long work only dreams that a) he does not have to wake up mid-night and b) the first task next day is not to worry about the capacity of the server. Let us learn about Scalability and Availability Challenges and Shareplex Solutions.
In the previous blog posts, we discussed the evolution of the DBA along with the challenges, changes and their upcoming trends. Data is the most critical part of any application. The changing nature of the data always brings new challenges to DBAs. New age DBAs now have to do many different tasks than before. Along with running the system at the most optimal settings, DBAs now have to get their hands dirty with development, DevOps, NoSQL technology as well as help organizations to migrate to the cloud.
What scares the DBA most besides the Text at midnight with word downtime? Well, the answer to this question is pretty simple – The changing work profile for DBA. I am fortunate that during my job as a Data Consultant, I get to visit different organizations across the world and get to meet some finest Data Professionals and Business Leaders. I get the first-hand experience of the evolution of the DBAs in the constant changing and challenging world. It is extremely important for DBAs to get updated with the current trends to stay relevant to their job. Let us see today a quick story of Evolution of the DBA!
The scariest word for any DBA is – Database Downtime. Every DBA who is going off duty for the day or going away on vacation for a month is always worried about Database Downtime. I totally sympathize with everyone who is constantly worried about their database’s downtime. In the real world, we all know when our database does down, it means that our business is stopped. There is no other analogy we can give.