This presentation will uncover the reality behind the assertion that Autonomous Databases mean “the Death of the DBA” and detail which parts of Database Administration will be "Autonomous" and which will not. It will also suggest ways current DBAs can expand and update their skills to remain relevant in this new world. It will show that the need for skilled and experienced "data people" will actually increase and expand.
Speaker: Clay Jackson, Database Systems Consultant, Quest
Bio: Clay is a Database Systems Consultant for Quest, specializing in Database Performance Management and Replication Tools. Prior to joining Quest, Jackson was the DBA Manager at Darigold. He also spent over 10 years managing Oracle, SQLServer and DB2 databases and DBAs at Washington Mutual. While at WaMu, Jackson was the Enterprise Database Compliance Officer, with responsibility for Database Security and Disaster Recovery. He was also responsible for Oracle databases at Starbucks and US West. While at Starbucks, he participated in the Oracle 7 Alpha Test, and was part of the Oracle Very Large Database Customer Focus Group. He is also part of the OAK Table Group.