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The New DBA

Steve Jones has a new take on what it means to be a DBA.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Stress of a Former DBA

Rodney Landrum impresses on his audience the importance of attention to the finer details, during data analysis and reporting.  Read more...
By rodneylandrum 2015/06/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DevOps and the DBA

Michael Fal is a huge advocate of automation and many ways it can improve the lives of developers and DBAs alike, but you can’t just automate all your problems away. The real challenge is breaking down barriers and having developers and DBAs functioning smoothly together. You may have heard of DevOps, and so Mike explores what the buzz might mean for database administrators.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/05/20 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: devops
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Five Rules For Successful Conversations With DBAs

As a developer working with SQL Server, you'll need to work with DBAs at one point or another. Here are some easy ways to make those conversations go smoothly.  Read more...
By Joshua Feierman 2015/04/10 (first published: 2013/09/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba
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Managing Big Data DBAs

Technical support teams usually support familiar hardware and software configurations. Specialization in particular combinations of operating systems and database management software is common, and this allows some team members to gain in-depth experience that is extremely valuable in an enterprise IT setting. How has big data changed this paradigm?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/04 | Source: Database Journal | Category: big data
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DBAs and the Fear Factor

Louis Davidson on why DBAs ought to do one thing, every day, that is scary.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba
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Never Stop Learning

A successful career in DevOps requires continuous education.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2014/06/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Call Me, Maybe

Rodney Landrum on his week of responding nicely to unsolicited sales calls.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2014/04/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Five Rules For Successful Conversations With Developers

In this piece, Josh follows up on his earlier article about smoothing DBA/Developer interactions, this time from the side of the developers.  Read more...
By Joshua Feierman 2014/02/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba
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Five Rules For Successful Conversations With DBAs

As a developer working with SQL Server, you'll need to work with DBAs at one point or another. Here are some easy ways to make those conversations go smoothly.  Read more...
By Joshua Feierman 2015/04/10 (first published: 2013/09/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba
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What Counts for a DBA: Patience

Technical debt is frustrating but dealing with it requires patience. Louis Davidson explains why.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2013/09/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Big Data DBA

Many IT enterprises are starting pilot projects to implement big data solutions. This article highlights what you need to know to check if you're ready to support these efforts, and integrate them into your current architecture, processes, and standards.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/08/02 | Source: Database Journal | Category: big data
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What Counts for a DBA: Amnesia

Louis Davidson explains why DBAs often need a healthy dose of selective, enforced amnesia about the pain of previous failures.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2013/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Never update systems tables directly - a study in Agent job scheduling

It is often recommended that system tables should not be updated directly. Presenting a case in point built around nightly job configuration in order to demonstrate the possible issues with updating system tables directly.  Read more...
By Nakul Vachhrajani 2012/09/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server agent
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The Ego, the Id and the DBA

In most organizations, the DBA team is seriously outnumbered by headstrong developers and clock driven managers, and "great" DBAs will often be outnumbered by...well...the not so great. In order to be heard in this environment, a DBA will not only need to be very skilled, but will also need a healthy dose of ego.  Read more...
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It's the Journey...

The story of how Shawn McGehee's journey to becoming a DBA started is just one among many thousands, so let's hear yours too!  Read more...
By Shawn McGehee 2012/07/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Guide To MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Administration

Find out what you need to learn for the SQL Server 2008 Administration certification exams.  Read more...
By Mike McQuillan 2011/08/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: mcts
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Part 1: The Database Administrator's Primary Responsibility

SQL Server Essentials Part 1: A look at the key responsibility of a DBA and why it is so vital.  Read more...
By John Sansom 2011/04/22 (first published: 2009/09/14) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba
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End of October Free Training from PASS Virtual Chapters

This wraps up the last of the free training the PASS Virtual Chapters are providing in October.  Read more...
By Aaron Nelson 2010/10/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: free training
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Late September Free Training from PASS VCs

The DBA and Virtualization Virtual Chapters hope that last weeks 24 Hours of PASS got you in the mood for more free training. Here's what they have on tap for you this week:   Read more...
By Press Release 2010/09/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: pass
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