The impact of IT automation on database administration
Recently, automation has begun to impact this area significantly. Newer technologies such as Stratavia's Data Palette suite and Grid App System Clarity have begun toincrease the automation of databases causing the reduction of database related tasks. However at best this only reduces the amount of mundane, repetitive activities and does not eliminate theneed for DBAs. The intention of DBA automation is to enable DBAs to focus on more proactiveactivities around database architecture, deployment, performance and service level management.
Learning database administration
There are several education institutes that offer professional courses, includinglate-night programs, to allow candidates to learn database administration. Also, DBMS vendorssuch as Oracle, Microsoft and IBM offer certification programs to help companies to hirequalified DBA practitioners.