DBAs Differ on Oracle’s Automation Efforts

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Although many are eagerly anticipating Oracle Database 10g release 2, some pros feel the new automated features will only create more work in the long run.

A group of DBAs got a preview of the new 10g release 2 at the IOUG conference in Orlando. Reponses ranged from excitement to trepidation. “Every time we see a new tool come out, we end up having to figure out how to fix the tool,” said Ron LaShaw, a DBA with Wachovia Bank in Burlington, N.C. “It will just create new work for the DBA.” read article.

Also at IOUG and prompted by the ever-increasing automation, DBAs participated in a debate over the question: Are DBAs needed anymore? read more.

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