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Could blockchain run a city state? Inside Dubai’s blockchain-powered future.

Could blockchain run a city state? Inside…

Plans are taking shape to transform the city and emirate of Dubai into the first blockchain-based government. Earlier this year, Dubai announced its intention to turn itself into the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020.

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Is the DBA Dead?

No, he’s busy migrating to the Cloud!

No, he’s busy modelling data!

No, he’s busy integrating!

No, he’s still alive and kicking!


Are DBA’s really dead, or have they shifted from one organization to another? We see posts and articles with regards this same topic as to whether the DBA is dead, whether he/she is still relevant in today’s world.

I was at a customer meeting and they were adopting a 100% cloud strategy, they all but had one DBA left in the organization as the burden from managing the legacy systems had shifted to the cloud vendors.

Let’s start with breaking down what a DBA would be doing today; a day in the life of a DBA.

A typical set of DBA tasks would include, lifting and shifting databases for off-line reporting, setting up high availability clusters, implement security, maintain integrity, perform upgrades, backups and not to forget performance tuning and troubleshooting.

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Mohammad Ahmed, Integration Cloud Specialist, Oracle. DISCLAIMER: "The views expressed here are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle."