Monthly Archives: August 2010

Log Buffer #201, A Carnival of The Vanities for DBAs

Log Buffer is the DBA community’s Carnival of the Vanities-style blog of blogs about the database world. It is the place DBAs and others interested in databases come to read and write the news of what their colleagues around the world are working on—how they’re solving problems, using their skills, and what they’re thinking about. Continue reading

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Web Resources for Data Management Professionals

The web offers a plethora of useful data- and database-related information… if you just know where to look for it. Continue reading

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My Current Reading List

This blog entry reviews some nice, new technology books that are worth checking out. Continue reading

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Information Overload is a Myth!

Computerworld ran an article title “Information overload: Is it time for a data diet?” which got me to thinking. Now as anyone who knows me will agree, that can be a dangerous thing. But after thinking about it for a … Continue reading

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Poll: What is the Most Important DBA Task?

Today’s blog posting is a short one offering up a poll to gauge reader response as to what is the most important database administration task… I know they are ALL important, but if for some reason you could do only … Continue reading

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On DBA Certification

Is certification a necessary evil for DBAs? Should you get certified? Read on for the answers to those questions and many more. Continue reading

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The Many Different Types of DBAs

A DBA may perform different roles at different organizations… and there are more types of DBAs than you can shake a stick at. Continue reading

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