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Where We’ve Come From, Where We’re Going

Datavail Presentation

Two decades might as well be a millennium in the database world.

This panel discussion explored the evolving role of the DBA, featuring the insights of senior DBAs and database leadership derived from working in thousands of database environments across all industries.

Moderator: Eric Russo – SVP of Database Services, Datavail


  • JP Chen – Senior Director SQL Server, Datavail
  • Justin Azevedo – Senior DBA, Datavail
  • Argenis Fernandez – Principal Program Manager, Azure Database Platform, Microsoft
  • Yogi Barot – Microsoft Specialist Principal Solution Architect, AWS

During this discussion, the panel talked about the evolution of database technologies, changes to the DBA role, current trends, future opportunities, and more!

Watch the panel Topics included:

  • How they got their first role as a DBA
  • Best and worst memories from the pre-cloud database era
  • The most obscure database platform worked on
  • Strategies for keeping up with new cloud technologies
  • DBA tasks that take the most time today and the best types to automate
  • Experience working in DBaaS environments
  • Most promising trends in the database world
  • The next 5 years of the DBA role
  • How DBAs can future-proof their careers
  • How to delegate routine tasks to be able to focus on strategic initiatives and projects

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