DBA Automation

Just a quick blog post today to point you at a couple of other resources that I have created on the topic of automating database administration.

First I’d like to point you to a webinar that I delivered earlier this month (January 2021) titled Automating Database Administration Is No Longer Optional.

You can view the presentation at the link above, in which I discuss data management trends (data growth, DevOps, heterogeneity, complexity, staffing), and how they are driving the need for more automation of DBA tasks and processes. These clear industry trends equate to a demanding, complex environment for managing and administering database systems. Yet DBAs are still required to monitor, optimize, tune, backup, recover, change structures, and move data both on premises and to the cloud. To be successful requires intelligent automation of DBA tasks and procedures.

I also recently published a blog post for IDERA under the same title discussing these issues for those who are not interested in watching the entire presentation.

At any rate, I hope you’ll take a look at one (or both) of these and then weigh in with your comments on automating DBA tasks. I want to hear how you are automating, whether you need more (or less?) DBA automation, how it impacts your job requirements, and anything else you’d like to add. I’d really like to get a conversation going about the need for automation, and perhaps more importantly, the progress you and your organization has made toward DBA automation.

About craig@craigsmullins.com

I'm a data management strategist, researcher, and consultant with over three decades of experience in all facets of database systems development and implementation.
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