The World According to DBAs

 
 
By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 04-15-2015 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Database administrators (DBAs) are at the frontline of data management in most enterprises, identifying and often choosing to adopt new technologies. According to a new survey of DBAs, "While Hadoop and NoSQL are exciting new technologies," primarily large companies use them now and they "do not factor into many companies' plans over the next few years." Furthermore, traditional database management systems remain the foundation for information management infrastructure in most organizations, with Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server the dominant platforms for supporting mission-critical data. To examine the database infrastructure, understand the roles of DBAs today and how their roles are changing, Dell commissioned Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, to survey database administrators and others charged with managing corporate data. There were 300 respondents from a wide range of companies representing a dozen industries. Two-thirds came from organizations with more than 1,000 employees. One-quarter of respondents' organizations run more than 500 databases.

 
 
 
 
 
Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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