07 April,2017 by Jack Vamvas
It’s Friday afternoon , and I’m just preparing for a relaxed weekend. Hopefully. There’s always the possibility of a call-out but that’s the life I’ve chosen with a Career in DBA
There are big moves across organisations to handle bigger data and start justifying the costs of IT. “Why are we spending all this money and not making processes less expensive?”
Not all changes need to be monumental. In fact , some changes can be just a readjustment of focus . Here are some example of ideas that would make my life easier as a DBA.
5. Send DBAs to more labs, conferences etc. Expand the DBA mind. Here are some lessons I learnt at TecheEd 2013 - it's interesting how may of the ideas are now mainstream .TechEd Europe 2013 lessons learnt - SQL Server DBA
6. Recognise a DBA job is stressful and develop a culture of working productively . One habit to develop is to measure activity .It is far easier to argue for changes if you have statistics at your fingertips.
7. Reassess signal to nose ratio on alerts , are all the alerts useful?Does everything need to be alerted ? Consider differentiating between alerts and reporting Database server : Monitoring versus reporting