Oracle 18c: “Oracle 18c and its impact on DBAs”

    Oct 12, 2017 12:53:35 AM by Skant Gupta

    This article was written by Skant Gupta and Joel Perez in Oracle OTN.


    DBAs will be fired.. ? It’s the end of DBAs because of the Autonomous Databases..?

    Obviously not.. believe it or not.. now the DBAs will have more important role in enterprises.

    I have +17 years as Oracle DBA and I could tell you how this profession have been evolving, having a tendency of:

    • More elaborated and advanced features.. that’s the essence of every new release..
    • More automated tasks release by release.. the DBAs and Enterprises must realise real advantages to perform early or convenient upgrades before the “Non support of Release” force them to do it..
    • and above all.. how to become DBA each day is even more complex than before.. and who will be affected by this.. this is the main point I want to focus in this short article.

    Oracle Database 18c the next generation of the industry-leading database.

    Oracle introduces the world's first autonomous database cloud. Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud eliminates complexity, human error, and manual management, helping to ensure higher reliability, security, and more operational efficiency at the lowest cost.

    At the previous paragraph I have highlighted the sentences "database cloud" & "Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud", it means.. when we are talking about Cloud Databases, Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud is just another different kind of Cloud database service, so, in this article we will call it simply as "Cloud Databases".

    If you want to read rest to the article, go across this link :Oracle 18c and its impact on DBAs or link: https://community.oracle.com/blogs/Sir.DBaaSJoelPerez/2017/10/11/oracle-18c-oracle-18c-and-it-s-impact-on-dbas

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    Skant Gupta

    Written by Skant Gupta

    Skant Gupta is an Oracle Certified Cloud Professional in Oracle Database 12c, an Oracle Certified Expert in Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) in Oracle Database 11g and 12c, and an Oracle Exadata Certified and an Oracle Certified Professional in Oracle Database 10g, 11g, and 12c. He works at Vodafone Technology in the UK and formerly worked as a senior DBA at Etisalat in Dubai. He has six years of experience with various Oracle technologies, focusing mainly on Cloud, database, and high availability solutions, Oracle WebLogic Suite, Oracle Exadata and Oracle GoldenGate. He has presented at several Oracle user groups worldwide, most recently in the US, the United Arab Emirates, and the India. He is also Technical Writer on http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/es/articles/index.html and http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/pt/articles/index.html with more than 30 article published in Oracle Technical Network.