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Database Pros Under Pressure

Database Pros Under Pressure

Database Pros Under Pressure

53.5% of survey participants say they've had to spend the night at the office because of a database emergency.

Performance issues and poor planning are keeping database workers up at night & literally according to a new survey from Embarcadero. Scope creep and slow, inefficient tools have caused more than half of these employees to stay overnight at the office to handle database problems. And a large number of them are working with five or more database-management systems at once. All of this means that pressure is increasing for database pros, even as cloud computing is transforming their jobs. “With cloud database offerings from Amazon and Microsoft and a slew of open source providers taking off, most database professionals will be involved with the technology in some form in 2011,” says Scott Walz, senior director of product management for Embarcadero. “They will have to learn an entirely new playbook for managing distributed data in a less than predictable and controlled environment.” More than 1,200 database administrators, developers, architects and analysts took part in the survey, which can be accessed here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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