Tag Archives: DBA

How Might Big Data Impact the Role of the DBA?

I was recently asked the question that is the title of this blog post and I thought, hmmm, now there’s an interesting topic for my blog. So after answering I wrote down some of my thoughts and I have assembled … Continue reading

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Automating the DBA Out of Existence?

Automation and autonomics are at the forefront of database and system administration and management these days. And that is a good thing because automation and autonomics can minimize the amount of time, error and human effort involved in assuring and … Continue reading

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Optimizing Database Performance, part 5: Database Reorganization

Portions of this tip were excerpted from my book Database administration: The complete guide to DBA practices and procedures (2nd edition). The first , second , third, and fourth parts of this series are also available. Today’s topic is reorganization. Relational technology and … Continue reading

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Avoiding Deadly DBA Habits

Every now and then I’ll write a short blog post to promote an article that I think is worth reading. This is one of those posts… Today’s article worth reading is titled The Seven Deadly Habits of a DBA …and … Continue reading

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More DBA Rules of Thumb

A couple of years ago I posted a set of DBA Rules of Thumb (ROT) here on the blog. Over time, though, I have thought more about it and collected additional ROTs that I’d like to share with you today. … Continue reading

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Taking a Look at DBA Salaries

I’ve found that talking about salary issues is one of the more popular blog topics, at least for DBAs and data professionals. I guess we’re all curious about what we’re being paid and whether or not it is fair… or … Continue reading

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