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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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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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The Sixty-Second Guide to becoming a SQL Server DBA

So you want to be a DBA, but don't know where to start learning what you need to know? R. Barry Young brings you a sixty second guide for how to get moving.  Read more...
By RBarry Young 2009/12/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba
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Interview with the Scary DBA – Grant Fritchey

With Halloween so near, we thought it would be a good time to find out more about the so-called Scary DBA, Grant Fritchey, who's been working in IT for 20 years now. He writes for SQL Server Central, Simple-Talk and SQL Server Standard, and was awarded MVP status earlier this year. We sent Richard Morris to meet him.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2009/10/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: interviews
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The DBA Dilemma: How Many DBAs Does It Take to Manage an Infrastructure?

Today we have a guest editorial from Rodney Landrum. Rodney and his team of DBAs manage 110 active servers, throughout a regionally dispersed organization. How many DBAs would you expect to be on Rodney's team...?  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2009/10/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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PowerShell 101 for the DBA – Installing PowerShell

Many DBAs have heard about the new scripting technology from Microsoft, but have yet to really dive right in. You...  Read more...
By Joshua Jones 2009/09/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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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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The DBA as Detective: Troubleshooting Locking and Blocking

Rodney Landrum describes in his own unique style how he, as a working DBA, goes about troubleshooting problem queries, and investigating various types of locking and blocking problems. In the process, he passes on valuable tips learned from practical, and sometimes stressful, experience.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2009/09/02 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: dba
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