DBA Appreciation Day — Business Leaders: Are You Jettisoning Expertise That You Need?


It’s Database Administrator (DBA) appreciation day. We hadn’t forgotten. Hopefully neither have you. It’s a job that helps keep mission critical applications running, and data secure; but it’s one that is under a lot of pressure from business leaders mindful of IT costs.

In a data-driven world, the role of the DBA and, indeed, their surrounding environment is changing rapidly, thanks in large part to the cloud and the rise of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offerings.

(Here’s the pseudonymous, warts-and-all take of a DBA in a small business business writing for us late last year).

We asked Percona

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