We’ve been on this journey for a while together: Oracle DBA to Cassandra DBA. Now it’s time to take the next step: DBA to Site Reliability Engineer (SRE). DBAs have been super important in protecting data as a core business asset, but that role focuses on the database as the “what”. Now, we’re shifting to managing the entire application stack. Moving forward, it’s all about the “how” – how do we deploy applications in the cloud, maintain high availability, and keep cost under control?