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Michelle MalcherDBA Transformationshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3243-9_5

5. Cloud Database Administration

Michelle Malcher
Huntley, Illinois, USA
The question is out there, “if my databases are in the cloud do we need a DBA?” Not a question that DBAs want to hear, but they do want to hear that the answer is, “Yes, of course we still need DBAs.” Even with databases in the cloud approaching the point of extreme automation and possible self-healing, the Cloud DBA has challenges in supporting the environment but with valuable database knowledge and insight to the applications, utilizing the data as a needed force for successful cloud database deployment and maintenance.
The last chapter discussed the DMA, which can be ...

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