There’s a rapid shift taking place in today's technology organizations: the role of the DBA is being redefined and increasingly replaced by other roles and specialties. This is happening even as data explodes—in fact, it's happening precisely because data is exploding. It's a trend that's not only moving quickly, it's accelerating, and it sometimes takes people by surprise.
For many professionals who've never had the chance to try it, full-time remote work might seem like pure upside—even luxurious. On days when rush hour commutes, shared fridge space, and raucous office mates threaten to overwhelm, who wouldn't prefer the option of settling into a spacious, at-home desk, with the family dog snoozing at one's heels?
But like any logistical detail of a job, working remotely comes with its own unexpected challenges. This is especially true for people whose roles are highly variable, sensitive, and central to an organization's ability to function, such as database administrators'.