I do about the same thing. I tell people that I'm a Database Administrator and Computer Programmer and that I'm responsible for the storage, safety, and accessibility of about 40 Terabytes of data for the banking and mortgage industries. I then explain that a Terabyte is a million million characters of information and if you were to convert that to typewritten pages, you'd have a stack of typewriter paper about 8.33 miles (13.4 kilometers) high. Times 40, that means that I have to make things easy to find in a stack of paper about 333 miles (536 kilometers) high and it has to be done about 100 to 200 times in the same amount of time that it takes you to blink once fast for about 600 people at the same time.
I also explain that, compared to some people in the business, I'm a serious lightweight when it comes to the amount of data I work with.
That's normally when they take a couple of cautious steps back, turn, and walk away. If we're in an elevator, they normally shirk back to the far corner and I have to remind them that we've arrived at their floor and they can get off now. 😀
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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
"If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
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is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉
How to post code problems
Create a Tally Function (fnTally)