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    Cool Whats the Job Outlook like now? In 10 years?

    So I graduated about a Year ago with My B.S. in CS, right now I have a Firmware Job but Databases have always interested me in my college courses.

    However i've been told alot of things: namely IE in like 10 years SQL will be replaced.

    I know about the NoSQL movement, but it seems like another tool in our toolbox.

    So how exactly is the market like for DBA/DB Devs? Good......Bad? I know the future is hard to predict but I can't even imagine what would unseat SQL as the Database king?

    Sorry for the random question. didn't know where else to post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercfh View Post
    So how exactly is the market like for DBA/DB Devs? Good......Bad? I know the future is hard to predict but I can't even imagine what would unseat SQL as the Database king?
    SQL is not going anywhere.

    NoSQL is great for document-type or object-type access. It is awful for "give me sales by manager by region by date" and other computational-relational type things.

    I think the future for SQL is very bright. True, a lot of low-level DBA janitor type jobs have gone to India, but if you can specialize and know your stuff, there will always be a place.

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    I'll just dust down my time machine and leap forward ten years...


    (*^(*&^* some (&*^(&* has knicked it.

    Agree I dont' think SQL will die in the near future,even if it ceases to be 'the' weapon of choice for retrieving and manipulating data there will still be a heck of a lot of legacy system out there.. I think their could well be move to object orientated type databases to match the OO developments in languages. but I suspect that battle will continue for a long long time yet.

    EAV type and NoSQL will have a role especially in unstructured data. if may be that that is the future of data storage but there si going to have to be a massive improvement in the design and implementation and hardware before such storage methodologies reaplce SQL

    but what do I know, Im a jaded developer
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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    the impact of mobile commerce will be significant for DBAs
    User Devices and Database Servers - DBA DB2

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