The Evolution of the DBA – Challenges, Changes and Upcoming Trends

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What scares the DBA most besides the Text at midnight with word downtime? Well, the answer to this question is pretty simple – The changing work profile for DBA. I am fortunate that during my job as a Data Consultant, I get to visit different organizations across the world and get to meet some finest Data Professionals and Business Leaders. I get the first-hand experience of the evolution of the DBAs in the constant changing and challenging world. It is extremely important for DBAs to get updated with the current trends to stay relevant to their job. Let us see today a quick story of Evolution of the DBA!

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Hey DBA – Baselines and Performance Monitoring – Why? – Notes from the Field #058

In one of the recent communication with Mike, I had asked him a question that what is actually Baselines and Performance Monitoring? How do we define what is normal and what is not normal? Where do we draw lines when we talk about Performance Monitoring? Database expert Mike Walsh decided to help us with the answer of this question.

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SQLAuthority News – SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide – A Comprehensive Whitepaper – (454 pages – 9 MB)

Microsoft has just released SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide. This guide is very comprehensive and covers the subject of upgrade in-depth. This is indeed a helpful detailed white paper. Even writing a summary of this white paper would take over 100 pages. This further proves that SQL Server 2012 is…
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