Re: [OffTopic] Curiosity about vision of the future for dba oracle ...

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:30:13 -0500
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Oracle 18c is a long time away. It will be at least 3-4 years until you see the first ones in production. DBA job is dead now, not because of the smart databases, but because of DBaaS stuff and cloud in general.  Cloud makes it easy to just add more memory and CPU and not bother with trifle things like optimizing your SQL for performance. With RDS, you don't even need to do backup. However, job of a SME is not dead, it only requires a different set of skills. The IT technology is still not at the level that would eliminate need for professionals. However, the DBA job itself is dead, just like the job of a saddle maker. If you want to make a career decision, being an Oracle DBA is not a good one.

On 11/10/2017 02:25 PM, Juliano Ribeiro wrote:
> The question is: "After the announcement of Oracle Database 18c, is
> anyone else considering starting to invest in other data-related areas?"

Mladen Gogala
Database Consultant
Tel: (347) 321-1217

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