Oh, I see what you mean. From a management stand point, it can be really tough. Databases straddle the line so much between a pure development role and a pure IT management role that it can be difficult. Most places I've seen tend to put them onto the IT side of things for management & reporting. However, successful companies do this while also placing the data people into well-entrenched positions within development. Basically, DevOps. If you have a separate DevOps structure within the organization, then yeah, that's where they'd go. However, I've seen it all over the map, so I'm not sure there is a one-size fits all answer to this.