If everyone had their own crystal ball, no one would be curious about what the future may hold for the database industry (and our working lives), right? We don’t have a crystal ball, but DBAzine has its very own visionary on hand to help us. Join us as industry (very) smart guy Craig Mullins weighs in on a lot of issues that are dear to our hard-working hearts, including trends he sees now, and for the future, in database management; that perennially sore matter of data growth; the open source movement’s impact on the database market; software as a service; and more.
If everyone had their own, personal crystal ball, we wouldn’t be so curious about what the future may hold for our industry (and our working lives), would we?
But we don’t have those, so we want to know what noted experts in the database administration field like Craig Mullins have to say. In this interview, Craig weighs in on a lot of issues that are dear to our hard-working hearts, including trends he sees now, and for the future, in database management; that perennially sore matter of data growth; the open source movement’s impact on the database market; software as a service; and more. Tune in for a conversation with this author and expert who’s seen a lot of trends come and go in his distinguished career, and who isn’t afraid address subjects like the future of the mainframe, and whether or not DBAs will continue to be necessary.
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Christopher Foot has been involved in database management for more than 18 years, serving as a database administrator, database architect, trainer, speaker, and writer. Currently, Chris is employed as a Senior Database Architect and Database Group Manager at Giant Eagle, Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA. Recently given the title:
Oracle Ace, Chris is the author of over thirty articles for a variety of magazines and is a frequent lecturer on the database circuit having given over a dozen speeches to local, national and international Oracle User Groups. Chris recently completed his first book, titled OCP Instructors Guide for DBA Certification, which can be found at
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