Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Change Management Perspective of the DBA

The DBA is the custodian of database changes. Usually, the DBA is not the one to request a change; that is typically done by the application owner or business user.  But there are times, too, when the DBA will request … Continue reading

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Treating DBA as a Management Discipline

An oft-repeated story about database administration underscores both the necessity for database administration and the lack of understanding of a DBA’s function: The CIO of Acme Corporation hires a consulting company to streamline their I.T. operations. The consultant, determined to … Continue reading

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View Usage Advice

One of the most fertile grounds for disagreement between database professionals is the appropriate usage of views. Some analysts promote the liberal creation and usage of views, whereas others preach a more conservative approach. When properly implemented and managed, views … Continue reading

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