Re: aidev Monitoring Plugin v12. for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c & 13c - now available

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:50:24 +0000 (UTC)
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[Quoted] On Wed, 08 Nov 2017 23:20:11 +0000, TheBoss wrote:

> Probably his first by now.
> It is hardly possible to earn a decent living as a DBA these days.

I am not a DBA for more than 5 years now. DBA job is dead. The last nail in the coffin is Amazon RDS, which makes a lot of DBA work unnecessary. There is no need to install or backup the database. The only thing left is SQL tuning, which is also only possible using the DBMS_SQLTUNE since trace files cannot be accessed. If a DBA is lucky, he or she can get a job like a SME, but that is being outsourced to remote DBA companies, like Pythian or directly to the application vendor themselves. I'm sorry to say that many application vendors don't do a good job on optimizing their products for performance. They use optimize by $$$ technique, which essentially requires the customer to buy (or lease) a bigger box. One unintended consequence of so called "cloud revolution" is the death of RAC. Availability is now a cloud vendor offering. There is no more reason to buy expensive and complex RAC configurations. RAC is an availability offering. AWS can guarantee the instance availability as well or better than RAC. As opposed to stand-alone Oracle instances, RAC still requires a professional DBA who knows what he or she is doing. However, an Oracle DBA is the last remnant from Jurassic, bound to join [Quoted] the rest of its kind. Once a mighty beast atop the IT food chain, Oracle DBA is now being displaced from the new ecosystem which has no place for such a magnificent creature. The end is nigh.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Fri Nov 10 2017 - 17:50:24 CET

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