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How To Not Be a Commodity DBA – Part 1

A couple of months ago I wrote about the concept of the DBA as a commodity (DBAaaC), and how it can be so easy for management to consider any DBA as a basic, and replaceable resource within their organization. This got me to thinking (and it would seem that my thinking takes a long time) […]

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Who Needs a DBA?

I was perusing my RSS Feeds this morning, and came across an article by Steve Jones (b|t) about Changing Times. In this post Steve talks about Microsoft not having any DBAs in their cloud team, and that it is all managed by DevOps folks. This message came from a talk that was given at SQLBits and […]

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Apathy – The Underpaid Conundrum

In the third post in the Apathy series we’ll be digging deeper in to the thought that you might not be getting paid what you are worth. This can be a big concern for a lot of people (in particular in the U.S.) as there is always a feeling that you should be earning more, and […]

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Apathy, or something like it

Do you ever have those days where nothing seems right? Where the things that usually get you going at work just aren’t? Maybe a few days when, instead of being excited about the new shiny, you are bereft of any interest in it. If any of this is true then you may be suffering from […]

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Life as a DevOps DBA

A few weeks ago Grant Fritchey (b|t) posted about DevOps, the DBA , and the word “No”. Go ahead and read it, I’ll wait right here. Welcome back. As you’ve just read, Grant ranted a little on the concept that the DBA does nothing but say no to requests, and that people still live the […]

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