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Emerging Data Culture Makes it an Exciting Time to Be a SQL Server DBA

Never before has it felt like SQL Server was on the leading edge of technology. But now, SQL Server 2014, and some of the new ancillary tools, have really changed that in the past year. And database administrators (DBAs) are poised to play a key role in leading organizations into the future.

I think you'll feel the same way if you read David Ramels' recent article Microsoft's Role in the New Data Culture in Redmond Magazine.

SQL Server 2014's Role

The new tools and vast options available in SQL Server 2014 have extended SQL Server to integrate with Hadoop and cloud in-memory. The SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn feature enhancements,  OLTP in-memory capabilities, PolyBase, new SQL Server Data Files in Azure, and Azure HDInsight give organizations large and small the opportunity to be part of the exploding data culture.

In addition, Microsoft has responded to the NoSQL challenge with SQL Server 2014 by adding compiled stored procedures and the in-memory technologies. While traditional relational databases will continue to be important, Microsoft has taken the stance that if there's a data capability that is needed and it's possible to provide it in SQL Server, then they are going to find a way to offer that function in SQL Server.

DBAs as Leaders into the New Data Culture

It's a very exciting time to be a DBA. New database features and functions offer the opportunity to learn and do new things. DBAs and database developers will be wise to step-up and play a key role to help lead organizations into the future.

Be sure to check out the full story from Redmond Magazine.

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