With the release of 18c and Oracle Autonomous Database, 2018 has been an incredible year for the database.
So what’s happening in 2019? Here are five database predictions:
1. Database Maintenance Automation Will Accelerate
Many routine database management tasks have already been automated in the last few years. In future years, traditional, on-premises databases will be competing against cloud-native deployments. And increasingly, those cloud-native deployments will be autonomous databases with hands-free database management.
So what does this mean?
Responsibilities will evolve to less involvement of the physical environment and the actual database, but more involvement with managing and making use of the data. As it gets simpler to manage data, data itself will become more valuable as it becomes easier to use. This will be an exciting time as careers advance and adjust to the changing landscape. You can already see that today, with the popularity of jobs such as data scientist and data engineer.