RE: DBA's as idiots
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 14:08:06 -0400
It sounds like both stories were from the same location. Probably had an Oracle certified DBA so they took his/her work as law & did what he/she wanted even though the person is not worth their weight in trash to start with. Wonder if it's someone that I use to work for.
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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 2:53 PM
To: jkstill_at_gmail.com; Oracle-L Freelists Subject: RE: DBA's as idiots
Good stories, but I'd suggest a better approach for the developer in the second story in which the DBA is obviously not worthy of the title. The developer should've created a test case complete with trace files to show that the query performed better with the index on last name, and then done a live demo for the manager making it indisputable. If the manager doesn't respond to such empirical evidence but still blindly sides with the DBA, the developer should find a better employer ASAP. Sneaking behind the manager and DBA's backs isn't the right way to go about it.
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Jared Still
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