Ok, they aren’t like the 2012 nonsense or anything but they are interesting articles that will be important topics in the near future for expanding our knowledge and usefulness in the job market. Being a DBA does not limit you to relational database systems. I expect to see more requests for non-relational or No-SQL type of data stores as they can have many advantages over an RDBMS. Stability, scalability, simplification of administration, higher performance on lesser hardware for larger datasets, and many other items make no-sql engines very interesting. Here are some useful links:
How can I pass up talking about the various Cloud offerings again. Here are some interesting news stories and a shameless link to the cloud service that my employer runs.
This is not related to no-sql or the cloud but I’m going to post it anyway: http://www.continuent.com/community/all-projects