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What AI course should I learn as a Database Administrator?

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Mid-Level Software Engineer at Taro Community5 months ago

What AI or ML courses help in the career of Database Administrator? Since AI is taking over the world, I would like to learn what helps my career growth



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    Tech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
    5 months ago

    I'm not a big believer in taking courses without having a clear goal in mind. Even though AI is so new, there's already an infinite amount of ways it's being applied and general resources around it.

    I Googled "AI applications for database administrators", and the first article mentioned a lot of things it can help with. As for whether it's genuinely useful for any of them, the jury's out.

    I think there's 2 things you can do:

    1. Take a course around AI basics - This is general material surrounding how AI/ML work that will be useful as an understanding foundation if you decide to go further into the space.
    2. Talk to your manager - Maybe there's some specific DBA problem they have in mind that they think AI would be great for. Maybe they even have a course already in mind. At the very least, this conversation will show that you're taking the initiative!

    When it comes to tech, there's an endless deluge of stuff you can learn. I think the best engineers are able to tactically select the 5% of that deluge which is genuinely useful for them while ignoring the rest. Aimlessly learning for the sake of learning is just an easy way to waste time in this industry.

    This discussion might help as well: "How to avoid going down the rabbit holes when learning new things?"

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    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    4 months ago

    Are you already a Database Administrator? Which company are you at?

    If you're at a large enough company, talk to other DBAs at your company to understand:

    • What are the main problems they're facing where AI could be used?
    • Are they taking any AI courses?