Monthly Archives: January 2011

Oracle Wins a Big One

This blog focuses mostly on DBA-related topics so focusing this month’s edition on a lawsuit might confuse some of you. But this is no ordinary lawsuit. It was between two of the biggest ISVs in the business: Oracle and SAP. … Continue reading

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Through The Looking Glass

Sometimes when the business of Information Technology begins to frustrate me, I look for inspiration in what may seem at first glance to be odd places.  For instance, I think the Lewis Carroll “Alice in Wonderland” books offer sage advice … Continue reading

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Sample DBA Job Posting/Responsibilities

I decided to post a sample DBA job posting today. Is this the way you view the role of DBA today? Is this what DBAs do at your site? Anything missing? Would you apply for this job? Respond with comments … Continue reading

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Are DBAs Obsolete?

Before we go any further, let me briefly answer the question posed in the title of this blog entry: “No Way!” OK… with that out of the way, let’s discuss the issue… Every so often some industry pundit makes news … Continue reading

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