Did cloud kill the DBA star?

Given the fact that many companies are leveraging Databases as a Service (DBaaS) on platforms like Amazon RDS and Azure SQL Database, are many of the DBAs responsibilities dead?

Poll Results
  • No – 97% of database infrastructure is still on premises, so the impact of cloud databases is marginal (41%)
  • Yes – many of the tasks of a DBA will go away in the future (12%)
  • It depends – some of the tasks will disappear, but others will gain more prominence (47%)


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