What’s the DBA’s role in Oracle Autonomous Database? The answer depends on who you ask. You may get answers like, “No DBA required; Oracle manages everything, you manage the application”, or “We want DBAs to focus on data security and data integration. DBAs work closely with the business and data analytics”, or “DBAs do not have access to the Operating System or the CDB or a DBA account — there’s not much they can do anyway.”
Is that the reality? Let’s dive into Autonomous Database (ATP and ADW) capabilities, what it does perfectly, where a DBA needs to give a hand, and what database administration tasks are still the DBA’s responsibility.