Not a technical question but instead I am trying to understand the future career path of a DBA.
I have been working as SQL Server DBA for the last 13 years. I won't say I am an expert in SQL Server, but with confidence, I can say I know it. In the past future of years, the database industry has changed a lot, especially MS SQL. The old style of DBA work is not needed much.
I don't have experience or knowledge in Data analytics or BI platform. Moreover, there are lots of skilled people in that sector. So, it will be tough to get a good opportunity.
I know many you were in this similar situation and faced the same question. I think it’s time DBAs start learning other emerging technologies like, SQL On Linux, containers, Machine Learning,Azure etc. However, I am baffled as to what direction to choose.
What are your recommendation and opinion?
Note: Admins, I am not sure which is the correct tag to use for this.