Developers vs DBAs

An excellent discussion by Gail Shaw has been posted on her Blog SQL in the Wild, regarding the ongoing debate surrounding the inherent adversity there seems to be between those two illustrious groups we know and love as Developers and DBA’s. I find it quite disheartening that there seems to be a presumption between these [...]

What makes an exceptional DBA?

When attempting to define what makes a good Database Administrator, understandably the focus is often placed on the technical skills that are deemed to be required. There are plenty of great resources available on the net that can be used to research this aspect. For instance, Brent Ozar has some excellent material on his site. [...]