Will the Traditional DBA Role be Eliminated with Cloud?

by Aug 23, 2017

The cloud is all the buzz lately. New features like Automatic Tuning and Active Geo-replication are now being offered by AzureDB with the majority of their package offerings.  Automatic Tuning is a free service!  How can a traditional DBA compete with such things?

Join us for our next #SQLChat on Wednesday, September 13 with Jim Donahoe (@SQLFlipFlopsDBA) as he leads a discussion on the state of the DBA.

This #SQLChat will allow members from the SQL community to discuss SQL Server’s biggest topics with IDERA product experts, and have a chance to win this month’s giveaway prize. This month’s giveaway prize is a $100 FANCHEST gift basket!

(photo taken from fanchest.com


Here is how to how to participate:

Log into your Twitter account on September 13 and search for #SQLChat at 11 AM CT. @Idera_Software will introduce the presenters with a welcome tweet and announce the first question based around our chosen topic using #SQLChat. We recommend using TweetChat to follow along with the conversation. Presenters will then answer question through their personal Twitter accounts and @Idera_Software will retweet responses. Community members who are participating in the chat will also answer questions, and presenters and community members can then interact with each other (reply, favorite, retweet). The next question will be presented and so on… The chat will end at 12 PM ***Presenters and participants must use #SQLChat within each tweet to become part of the chat and be entered to win the giveaway prize.

*Everyone who sends out a tweet with #SQLChat between 11 AM CT and 12 PM will be automatically entered into the giveaway. The winner will be chosen at random. Please be sure you are following @Idera_Software as the winner will be notified through direct message.

About Jim: Jim is a Database Administrator for RDX located in Pittsburgh, PA.  He is passionate about all things Azure, SQL, and video games!  A former United States Marine, he stays active in his local VFW.  He has been working with SQL Server for 10 years.  He also manages the In-Memory Virtual Chapter for PASS.