It’s no secret that data management has changed dramatically in the nearly 10 years since the onslaught of “big data.” A decade ago, the relational database management system (RDBMS) ruled the enterprise. While research shows that the RDBMS is still the backbone of most enterprise infrastructure, newer technologies are steadily making their way into organizations to allow them to tap into the unprecedented growth and variety of data. As a result, today, polyglot persistence is the mandate, and innovative NoSQL and NewSQL databases, cloud services, and data processing technologies have arisen alongside stalwart RDBMSs, data warehouses, and traditional on-premise deployments.
The editors of IOUG SELECT and Big Data Quarterly are collaborating on a new six-part content series on 'The Changing Role of the Modern DBA'. This six-part series will be running over the course of the next three months, with three articles appearing on SELECT and three articles appearing on Big Data Quarterly.
Part two, authored by Michelle Malcher, explored the security role and how it is changing. The protection of the data is more than just creating users and managing permissions. Data security is a growing concern in all enterprises, and since the DBAs have been guardians of the data, their skillset can be utilized in moving forward to combat the new risks and threats.