Re: Database practices/operations evaluations.

From: Michael Austin <>
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 12:39:43 -0500
Message-ID: <C7rCl.22760$> wrote:
> Hi All -
> I need your suggestion to evaluate the processes/practices in one
> project. Manager wants to see the
> comprehensive audit/evaluation for database track and come with
> suggestion for cost saving/improvement plans.
> Can any one of you give me some link of good documents and share your
> thoughts where I need to look.
> I searched on metalink, oracle forum but all the documents are core-
> technical on one product like best practices for implement X or Y.
> These docs are good but I am looking something more broader view which
> can be submitted to management.
> I would appreciate all your suggestions.
> Regards,
> Lyx

an "evaluation" would assume that the one being asked to perform such tasks has the the experience and know-how to perform the task being requested.

"Best Practices" white papers may not necessarily fit your organization.   I have been in some very small shops where the "best practices" for a very large shop would not/cannot be applied. (one very small shop has 1 production db and one test db - on the same server. (VERY BAD IDEA!!!). The BP for one very large shop where there are dev/test1/test2/breakfix and production and DR servers for all business and mission critical databases would not apply to the small shop. Also note that in general, most companies consider their "best practices" intellectual property to be their sole property and a part of their "competitive edge".

It is the job of the DBA to know and understand his environment - not just his database. Received on Mon Apr 06 2009 - 12:39:43 CDT

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