What does the A in DBA stand for, Administrator, Analyst or Architect?
Typically it is an Administrator meaning the person who manages database instances. In thefuture, it needs to be all three if the DBA role is to survive.
Today many DBAs barely have time to keep things running and the analyst and architect work often gets the short shrift or is handled by someone else, like the developers.
If the admin function is being automated or outsourced that should free up the tïme to focus on the analyst and architect work. If we don’t do that, the DBA role will shrink. Which is why again we hear predictions of the DBAs disppearing It is time to take the analyses and architecture work back to silence that talk.