This is the final installment of a series covering the changing role of database administration. The first two parts of this series discussed how the Internet changes the role of the DBA and the need for additional DBA duties to manage procedural database objects such as triggers, stored procedures and user- defined functions.

In this installment we will take a look at additional features, functions and trends impacting database administration. First of all, organizations are storing more and more data for longer and longer periods of time. Sometimes, the same data is stored two, three or more times for different processing purposes. As the amount of data increases, so does the size of databases. The bigger the databases, the more difficult the job of the DBA becomes.

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