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RESEARCH & RESOURCES

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Refactoring the DBA Role for Cloud Analytics

Webinar Speaker: Evan Levy, TDWI Faculty Member and Consultant

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET

There’s little question that the cloud has proven to be a disruptive force in nearly every aspect of information technology. For many, the idea of placing terabytes or even petabytes of corporate data out on the cloud was perceived as impractical. Advances in network throughput, database technology, and systems management along with significant cost advantages have made the cloud a successful data and analytics destination.

What’s also changed is the role of the database administrator (DBA). The evolution of software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology has dramatically reduced the need for numerous maintenance activities. This will allow the DBA to utilize their data and architecture expertise to broaden their role beyond platform-centric maintenance duties to include data-oriented activities—focused on improved data content, data diversity, and data sharing. 

Join us for a webinar about the changing role of the DBA as organizations migrate their data and analytics to the cloud. We’ll discuss how the role of the DBA has changed to support the new capabilities of the cloud environment and how successful companies have positioned their staff to succeed.

You will learn:
  • The key differences between an on-premises and cloud-native DBMS
  • The paradigm shift in design, development, and maintenance activities in a cloud data environment
  • How to transform the DBA from a maintenance role to a data engineering, architecture, and data sharing focus
  • The new (and higher-value) activities for a DBA focused on the cloud

Evan Levy, CBIP

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