DBAs and the Cloud: Evolving Roles and New Challenges

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The adoption of cloud services is soaring and causing an enormous shift in the role of DBAs. Depending on whether an organization chooses Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), or a hybrid architecture, the role of a DBA changes dramatically.

Warner Chaves, a principal consultant at Pythian, has authored a white paper that examines the evolving role of DBAs. It discusses how DBA services apply to this new landscape of managing databases in the public cloud, and the challenges that your organization will face.

To select the most efficient and cost-effective option for your organization, the DBA needs to understand the benefits and drawbacks of IaaS, DBaaS, and hybrid architectures. They’ll also need to understand the differences among the major
public IaaS and DBaaS cloud services.

Because the cloud is inherently dynamic and home to accelerated innovation, a “team-based” approach is key to ensuring your organization thrives.

Get the white paper here.

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