So this question, whether a SQL Server DBA really needs to know about Kubernetes, is really a question about whether DBAs need to know about the plumbing that runs the infrastructure upon which our databases reside.
Yes! You need to know Kubernetes if you’re a SQL Server DBA.
I agree with Randolph that it’s useful for a DBA to have at least some working understanding of Kubernetes, especially around being able to troubleshoot database issues on the platform. Read on for Randolph’s take on the matter.