Tracy Hamlin (Twitter) has been voted as the 2010 Exceptional DBA of the Year by the SQL Server community. The annual awards program, hosted by SQL Server Central and sponsored by Red Gate Software, drew the largest number of community votes in its three-year history.
Tracy receives a trophy, full conference registration for the PASS Community Summit 2010 in Seattle, four nights’ accommodations, and $300 in travel expenses. Along with this year’s other finalists – John Burnette of Fidelity Information Services, Jonathan Kehayias of Tampa General Hospital, Ted Krueger of Pharmedium Services, Kevan Riley of Destinology, and Jorge Segarra of University Community Hospital – she receives a copy of Red Gate’s SQL Toolbelt.
Tracy, based in Birmingham, Alabama, has more than 20 years of experience in database administration and architecture. She started her most recent position five years ago as a lone DBA with one 200-GB database and managed explosive growth to 75 SQL Server databases housing 100 terabytes of data. Along the way, she continually improved database performance and implemented automated procedures that made developers’ jobs easier.