5 Languages that will Up your DBA Game!

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At the core of their job, the key responsibilities of a database administrator (DBA) are to ensure the security, integrity, and overall performance of the database. Learning the following 5 programming languages will not only serve as a great way to accelerate one’s IT career, but also keep your systems best optimized and push you to the top of your DBA game.
1. Python
At the top of this list of languages, you will find Python. This high-level interpreted, and interactive language can be best leveraged to perform data analysis, display, and storage; all from one development platform! Utilizing the one platform, lessons the development time while delivering increased support from one of the largest support communities out there.
Looking to get started with Python? 
Join us for a free Python in an Hour webinar on Thursday January 28th at 1pm ET. Register here.
Looking to delve deeper? Check out our Introduction to Python 3.x course which leads the student from the basics of writing and running Python scripts to more advanced features such as file operations, regular expressions, working with binary data, and using the extensive functionality of Python modules. Extra emphasis is placed on features unique to Python, such as tuples, array slices, and output formatting.
2. SQL
Structured Query Language (SQL) is best known for being robust and scalable. It mixes expressions, queries, and statements to produce an abundance of methods to access and extract both small and large data sets.
Looking to get started with SQL? In our SQL Basics course, students learn to develop SQL SELECT statements, including joins and subqueries; and write INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements.
3. C#
C# is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm programming language that can be used to develop applications that interface with relational databases to maximize the resources of both the servers hosting the data and the systems (or apps) accessing the hosted data.
Looking to get started with C#? Check out MOC 20483 C: Programming in C# that teaches developers the programming skills that are required for developers to create Windows applications using the Visual C# language. 
4. R
Widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis, R is the ideal language to handle the performance and computational requirements of managing intricate data sets involving mathematical equations for analysis, display, and storing of data.
Looking to get started with R? Data Analytics with R Programming introduces R programming language to students. This course covers language fundamentals, libraries, advanced concepts, advanced data analytics and graphing with real world data.
5. PHP
PHP (formally Personal Home Pages, now an acronym for Hypertext Pre-processor) is a language with strong ties to databases by way of its use of server-side scripting to power websites that utilize database connectivity for writing, storing, and retrieving records quickly and most efficiently. 
Looking to get started with PHP?  Our PHP and MySQL Training course is a great place to start. Students learn how to create database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL or the database of their choice.
These programming languages are the top five that every DBA should have sound knowledge of.  ProTech Training offers vast levels of training in all these languages, for the beginner right up to the expert. 
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Published January 12, 2021