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SQL Saturday # 103 in Curacao a Success

On 25th of February 2012, Curacao hosted its first SQL Saturday event. The event was held at the University of Netherlands Antilles (UNA) There was a total of 95 registrations for the event. That itself surprised me since the total population of the island is just around 125K.… Read more

2 comments, 1,431 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 1 March 2012

Ready for the new year?

The New Year is just around the corner. Every year I make a resolution. And every time I fail. That is the story of my life. This year I want it to be different. I have more than one resolution for this year. I am sure I will be successful… Read more

2 comments, 1,099 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 29 December 2011

Junior DBA

At our company we have two DBAs to take care of all the databases in the production and QA. It is not a big task. We have only twelve database servers. In the past our company was happy with just us the two DBAs. Now it has all changed. They…

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0 comments, 818 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 8 December 2011

It was a pleasure to work with the NomCom

With the announcement of the official slate for the BoD election for this year, the job of the NomCom is over. As soon as the oppurtunity to work in the NomCom came I grabbed it with both hands. I knew that it would be a high pressure job and it… Read more

1 comments, 1,223 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 30 November 2011

SQL Pass Update - Day 1

So far SQL Pass Summit has been great for me. I have had a great time from day one onwards. Let me summarize what all happened on Day one.

Day one was the best day till now. After the registration I walked into the room for the pre-con of Grant… Read more

0 comments, 972 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 12 October 2011

PASS Summit is almost here

This is my second trip to Seattle for the annual bash. Last year I was a newbie. I did not know too many people. I did sign up for a Big brother to show me the ropes. Unfortunately my big brother (Jack) could not make it for the summit due… Read more

7 comments, 753 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 7 October 2011

Who says you cannot mix business with pleasure?

There is an advice out there that says never to mix business with pleasure. It is not true in all cases. If I ask the question "Can I mix business with pleasure?" the answer would be the same old "It depends".  In some cases it is best not to do… Read more

4 comments, 1,037 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 21 September 2011

One hectic month ahead

The SQL Pass community summit is just around the corner. There is so little time and so much to do. Last year I made a commitment that I would put aside some volunteering time for the SQLPass organization. Till now I have been able to keep my word. This is… Read more

3 comments, 799 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 7 September 2011

Why you should blog more

I was trying to write an article for a long time. Every time I start writing one, I would put it off for one reason or another. Last week I was actually successful in finishing the article. I got it reviewed by couple of my friends (Johan and Jason). They… Read more

3 comments, 669 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 1 September 2011

I am a Big Bro

The first time I did any volunteering work for PASS was last year at the Summit. I enjoyed doing it. Therefore I made up my mind that this year I will volunteer more for PASS.

With this in mind, I volunteered myself for the first request. It was for Chapter… Read more

6 comments, 860 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 15 August 2011

Exceptional DBA of the Year 2011 - Please vote for Jeff Moden

Every year Redgate has a competition to find the most exceptional DBA of the year. This year too they are conducting. One of the prize for the winner is a fully paid Sql pass summit. The best thing about this is that it is the community that votes for the… Read more

5 comments, 877 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 27 July 2011

Why you should ask your CTO to attend the User group meetings.

When we (Bill Wunder and me) started our user group, the first person we invited to sign up to our website was the CTO of the company. There are some advantages in having your CTO attend the user group meetings.

One of the main advantages is that he/she will get… Read more

8 comments, 983 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 6 May 2011

Confessions of a DBA – Part 4

This is the last part of my confession series since this is showing me only in negative light. I wish there were positives that I could blog about but I guess there are not many. I must be doing OK since I am still employed here and have been promoted… Read more

4 comments, 672 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 19 April 2011

Confessions of a DBA – Part 3

After reading this confession, I am sure almost every DBA is going feel a churn in their stomach. They are all going to say “How could he do that? Does he not know that it is not right? Why does he keep doing that still?".

My confession is that we… Read more

15 comments, 1,249 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 14 April 2011

Confessions of a DBA – Part 2

How I caused a fifteen minutes of blocking.

This particular incident happened when I joined this company. I joined this company as a network administrator/programmer/third party software expert. My boss used to call me Jack of all trades. This was my third project and I was feeling quite comfortable with… Read more

4 comments, 738 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 12 April 2011

Confessions of a DBA - Part 1

Couple of year's back I brought the SQL Server down to its pathetic knees by using a HINT. Yes, with just one hint on a stored proc. Before I give specify what the HINT was, let me provide the details of why I thought of even giving a hint.

Our… Read more

4 comments, 825 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 8 April 2011

Should a DBA be involved in the physical set up of a Database Server? Part 3

This series of blog is to give a general idea what you could look at when setting up a new database server. First part of this blog talked about what could happen when you have a badly configured DB server while the second part listed what all steps can be… Read more

0 comments, 819 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 7 April 2011

Should a DBA be involved in the physical set up of a Database server? Part 2

Part 1 of this blog talked about the bad experience we had with a badly configured SQL Server. The second part of this blog will be talking about all the steps we took to configure a high performance SQL server. It has been more than two years since we did… Read more

3 comments, 975 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 6 April 2011

Should a DBA be involved in the physical set up of a Database server? Part1

There is always some disconnect between the network admins and the DBA’s regarding hardware set up of a SQL Server. If you ask a Network admin to build a SQL Server without specifications, they will install the server just like they install any application server. To be honest, fifty percent… Read more

6 comments, 960 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 5 April 2011

The one bright spot in an otherwise bad day.

April 1st is a fun day for almost everyone. Playing tricks or just enjoying the tricks played by others. For me personally it is a sad day. It is a day I lost someone very dear to me two years backs.

This year to rub salt to the injury, I… Read more

1 comments, 718 reads

Posted in RumblingDBA on 4 April 2011

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