Cheat sheet: How to become a database administrator (free PDF)

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has sparked a digital transformation revolution in the enterprise. Some four out of five IT professionals believe digital transformation initiatives are crucial for an organization’s survival.

With these digital initiatives comes an influx of data: 90% of the world’s data has been generated in the past two years, according to Forbes. This data is only useful, however, if it is appropriately analyzed, which is why 71% of organizations plan on increasing spending on data analytics in the next five years.

To get the most out of the data, organizations must form a cohesive data strategy that aligns the data analyses with the company’s goals. One of the most well-known job positions at the heart of data management is a data scientist, who is responsible for analyzing the organization’s data.

While data scientists have topped Glassdoor’s list of the best tech jobs in America for the past four years, database administrator-related job positions—which often go overlooked—also occupy room on that list.

Database administrators (DBAs), those who store and organize the organization’s data, are just as important to a company’s data management process. The job position even ranks no. 5 on the US News and World Report of the top 10 best technology jobs in the world.

To help those interested in the industry figure out how to launch a career in database administration, we compiled the most important details and resources. This article will be updated on a regular basis.

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