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In 2008, Harald van Breederode and Joel Goodman wrote a white paper titled "Performing an Oracle DBA 1.0 to Oracle DBA 2.0 Upgrade" in which they suggested DBAs needed to add storage and OS skills to remain relevant in a shifting technical landscape. The role of today's DBA has broadened considerably and with that comes a new set of abilities and concepts to be learned and mastered.

DBA 2.0 was written prior to the release of Oracle 11g and 12c, so the Oracle DBA 3.0 upgrade adds Cloud and virtualization to the DBAs repertoire. Their inclusion also demands that DBAs be able to better manage security and compliance challenges that come with hybrid and Cloud environments, the ability to adapt to continuous deployment cycles, and heterogenous and comingled data stores.

Most significantly DBA 3.0 signals an emergence of the DBA from a mostly utilitarian and anonymous role to one that is more in the limelight. The growing emphasis and influence of data and data-driven decision making means that the DBA must be a partner and driving force in the business and not simply a custodian of the data.

Learn what it will take to build or upgrade your skill set to Oracle DBA 3.0, and how to encourage and mentor a new generation of data professionals into the field.

In 2008, Harald van Breederode and Joel Goodman wrote a white paper titled "Performing an Oracle DBA 1.0 to Oracle DBA 2.0 Upgrade" in which they suggested DBAs needed to add storage and OS skills to remain relevant in a shifting technical landscape. The role of today's DBA has broadened considerably and with that comes a new set of abilities and concepts to be learned and mastered.

DBA 2.0 was written prior to the release of Oracle 11g and 12c, so the Oracle DBA 3.0 upgrade adds Cloud and virtualization to the DBAs repertoire. Their inclusion also demands that DBAs be able to better manage security and compliance challenges that come with hybrid and Cloud environments, the ability to adapt to continuous deployment cycles, and heterogenous and comingled data stores.

Most significantly DBA 3.0 signals an emergence of the DBA from a mostly utilitarian and anonymous role to one that is more in the limelight. The growing emphasis and influence of data and data-driven decision making means that the DBA must be a partner and driving force in the business and not simply a custodian of the data.

Learn what it will take to build or upgrade your skill set to Oracle DBA 3.0, and how to encourage and mentor a new generation of data professionals into the field.

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  1. 1. The DBA 3.0 Upgrade Sean Scott Vitalize
  2. 2. Agenda • Some history • Facing change and uncertainty • Risk landscape • Responding to challenges • Finding happiness as a DBA
  3. 3. What makes a great DBA? (Circa 2000) • Nobody knows where you sit • Nobody knows who you are • Nobody knows what a DBA does
  4. 4. Traditional role of the DBA • Often anonymous • Highly technical • Narrow organizational interface
  5. 5. Are DBAs becoming obsolete? • Performing an Oracle 1.0 to DBA 2.0 Upgrade
 ~ Harald van Breederode & Joel Goodman https://blogs.oracle.com/certification/resource/ORC-0646.pdf
  6. 6. Looking back on DBA 1.0/2.0 • DBA 1.0 • Installation • Database performance tuning • Backup/recovery
  7. 7. Looking back on DBA 1.0/2.0 • DBA 2.0 • Better understanding of operating system • Better understanding of storage • Touches on virtualization
  8. 8. Trends • Roles broadened • Responsibilities increased
  9. 9. The DBA is dead. Long live the DBA! • Oracle 9i • Advisors • Automated management • New features • Again with Oracle 10g • …and Oracle 11g • …and Oracle 12c
  10. 10. The DBA is dead. Long live the DBA! • New features • Increasing complexity • More technical choices • Growth of the strategic role
  11. 11. Versions have historically been adjustments* *so far
  12. 12. “…; for there is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so.” Hamlet
  13. 13. Epictetus “What disturbs people’s minds is not events but their judgement on events.”
  14. 14. Perceived threats to the DBA • Cloud • NoSQL • Automation • Agile/DevOps • Candidate pipeline
  15. 15. Arguably, everything in the cloud ultimately manages, or provides access to, data The Cloud
  16. 16. The Cloud • Rapid time to delivery • Consistent • Simple • Empowering
  17. 17. Cloud Opportunities • Consolidation • Licensing • Lifecycle management • Administration
  18. 18. NoSQL • Deep investments in relational technologies • Traditional implementations • The right tool for the job http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/essentialguide/Relational- database-management-system-guide-RDBMS-still-on-top
  19. 19. Automation forbes.com/sites/oracle/2016/12/06/future-of-the- it-labor-market-an-optimists-view • Manufacturing and demand are limiting • Services are less limited • Don’t look at it as zero-sum
  20. 20. Automation • Become frontline contributors • Broaden the organizational interface • Build partnerships • Engage • Continuous education
  21. 21. DevOps and Agile • Contribute to quality • Education • Protect against failure at scale
  22. 22. Candidate Pipeline • Social media • User groups • odtug.com/page/leadership • Meetup • Universities • Community programs
  23. 23. General Skills • Security • Version control • Configuration management • Licensing
  24. 24. General Skills • Lifecycle management • Automation • Monitoring • Orchestration • Appliances
  25. 25. Managing Larger Datasets • Partitioning • Virtualization • Sharding • Spatial and temporal data
  26. 26. Dealing with Complexity • DR consistency • Defense in depth • Storage tiering • Capacity planning
  27. 27. Soft Skills • Communication • Accessibility • Patience • Responsiveness • Being open minded
  28. 28. Finding Happiness How do we build a
 “Personal Emotional Connection” 
 to what we do? Is it possible to be passionate as a DBA?
  29. 29. “The role of the DBA is shifting from utility to strategic.”
  30. 30. “The DBA will remain a curator of data but our proximity makes us its most powerful and effective champions.”
  31. 31. sean.scott@vitalize.com oracle.sean@gmail.com @oraclesean

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