Getting the most out of database storage management means keeping up with the myriad data storage tools, techniques and concepts that continually pop up in the IT marketplace.
It’s especially important for DBAs to keep up with best storage management practices because, according to the Independent Oracle Users Group, they’re the ones handling much of that workload these days. More and more, says IOUG president Ari Kaplan, the roles of storage manager and DBA are converging and this trend will have a significant impact on the future or both careers.
In this new SearchOracle.com podcast interview, I talked to Kaplan to find out about the forces at play which are driving a huge increase in database storage requirements, the converging roles of DBA and storage manager, and about the Oracle and non-Oracle tools that are available to help DBAs manage storage more efficiently. Kaplan also previews next month’s Collaborate ’07 conference — one of the biggest Oracle user conferences of the year — where you can bet that database storage management will be a hot topic.
If you’re interested in learning more about database storage management, then this is the podcast for you. Download it today then let us know what you thought about it.
— Mark Brunelli, News Editor