Data and information has long been recognized as companies’ most valuable assets—and database administrators (DBAs) have been the key guardians of those assets. DBAs’ primary responsibilities have been aimed at ensuring that data is safely, securely, accurately, and appropriately stored, managed, and maintained. DBAs must ascertain that organizations have the needed capacity to meet their data needs; that databases perform at optimal levels, and that databases function properly and are backed up. If problems arise, DBAs are the ones called on to troubleshoot and resolve the issues effectively and efficiently. And if a system fails for whatever reason, the DBAs are responsible for recovering the data stored in their databases.
To gain insight into the evolving challenges for DBAs, Quest commissioned Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., to survey DBAs and those responsible for the management of the corporate data management infrastructure.
Download this report which delves into the results of this research and see how DBAs responded to questions on:
- Data Infrastructure
- Databases in the Cloud
- Growth of NoSQL
- The Role of the DBA
- Changing Tasks of the DBA
- Future Data Management Trends