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RDBMS – end of it because of NoSQL or Big Data, No! March 29, 2013

Posted by msrviking in Uncategorized.
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Sometime back I had blogged on a different topic but relevant one as this one, today. Those were the days when DB on cloud was introduced and my team mate had questioned my skills and my existence.

At that time, I remember I was doing more of a role under technology specialist title, and was little of DBA-ing, and the question was asked – Why do a role or title of such what I was working for be useful if DB moves to cloud? I had my own explanation and I have come through it until today. My point was simple – Relational DB systems are here to exist and will exist in future, but with different flavors.

It is reiterated again by someone else and I feel satisfied that I was right then, and right until now. I would suggest to read this post by Brian Proffitt – Relational Databases Aren’t Dead, and they aren’t even sleeping (http://readwrite.com/2013/03/26/relational-databases-far-from-dead). I completely vouch my thoughts that RDBMS will exist in future but will serve different purpose. If I or anyone else doesn’t gallop with time and technology then my position, skills will be in question and doubt of how I would fit in the industry where Big Data and NoSQL is famous, and getting that “fanned” fame too.

So at the end, DBA skills, DB specialist, DB Engineer, DB Architect and Data Architect positions will exist in RDBMS world, but each of these roles will have better and different skills to deal with changing data technology and businesses.

Let me know what you all think.

Cheers and Enjoy!



1. msuworld - March 29, 2013

I also think so ..skilled people in relational db can migrate to other sectors 🙂

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