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Josef Richberg, a DBA with HarperCollins Publishers, has been selected by judges and the DBA community as winner of 2009’s Exceptional DBA Awards, sponsored by Red Gate Software. Freelance writer Bob Cramblitt spoke to Richberg about the role of the DBA and the importance of sharing knowledge with the community.
Richberg has more than 16 years of DBA experience. At HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, he designs and creates SSIS packages and load programs that collect data from the company’s daily database and on a nightly basis process it for two or three dozen applications.
"A hallmark of an exceptional DBA is knowing your system and beingable to makeit run optimally."
Perhaps more importantly to the judges and voters for 2009’s Exceptional DBA Awards, Richberg shares information with the community through Twitter and his SSIS-SQL Server Tidbits blog
Here’s what Exceptional DBA Awards judge Rodney Landrum had to say about Richberg: "When he states [in his nomination form] that 'with each new environment I am reinforcing existing knowledge and learning new techniques,' it says to me that Josef will never be satisfied with routine and will always strive to apply new skills to old problems, as only an exceptional DBA would."
After learning he had been selected as the winner of 2009's Exceptional DBA Awards, Richberg spoke to Bob Cramblitt.
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