Developers want to work with them.
Sysadmins and SAN admins want to help them.
Managers want to hire them.
DBAs want to join them.
Who are they? They’re the Incredible DBA Team – the group of database administrators with an awesome reputation in their company. When they walk into a meeting, project managers breathe a sigh of relief and customers know the job is going to get done, no matter what.
Today, I’ve got a simple assignment for you in the comments. Write a testimonial for the Incredible DBA Team from the point of view of a non-DBA. Put your developer, sysadmin, manager, or end user hat on and write the quote from their point of view. I’ll start:
“Every time I bring one of my slow queries to them, they’re able to explain it to me in friendly terms without making me feel stupid. I actually want to bring them my slow code.” – Dan the Developer
Your turn – what’s your testimonial for The Incredible DBA Team? And how does it make you think about your job differently?