#1. Architects earn at least 20% more than database administers.
#2. Architects know how to do basic predictive analysis.
#3. DBA to Architect is a common career progression.
#4. Ensuring backups are good and constant firefighting can be for a season...not a career.
If you are ready to jump start your career, the question becomes, "How do I start?" One of the key elements with all architects is their ability to anticipate performance, risk, and utilization. They know how to answer questions such as, "What's going to happen when we place this SQL statement into production?" Or, "Does it make good
business sense to upgrade our CPUs?" Or, "Can our database server handle the load in nine months?" The ability to answer these types of questions is career empowering. And of course, the inability to
answer these questions is career limiting.
If you are like most DBAs you would like to move your career forward.
Here's how: learning how to forecast performance.