Re: A modern DBA is mentored by a database.

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 05:07:08 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sep 2, 5:58 am, Helma <> wrote:


> Quote:
> Oracle continued its focus on improving productivity for database
> administrators in Release 2, according to Townsend, by adding a new
> compression "advisor" that tells people how much storage they can
> save, along with a new high-availability "advisor" that offers
> guidance on how to squeeze out the best performance and reliability.
> "These [advisors] we have been adding the last few years change the
> relationship between the DB and the DBA somewhat," Townsend said. "For
> more modern DBAs, the DB is the mentor in the relationship."
> Unquote.
> what?
>  "For more modern DBAs, the DB is the mentor in the relationship."
> What would his definition of a 'more modern DBA' be?

Just PR speak ... someone from Oracle sales told him to come up with some quotable nonsense probably.

Although he did actually include the word "somewhat" ... I will give him half a point in that statement.

As far as modern DBA I guess it is someone who does not take the time to do the research and read the oracle documentation and learn about new features and experiment on test systems.

Kind of ... sort of ... like many of the questions you see posted on the Oracle based forums and here on cdos.

In other words ... a GUI only clicker. How many postings have we seen here over the last 5 years ... I want to do XXX but I do not know how to do it via the GUI. Received on Wed Sep 02 2009 - 07:07:08 CDT

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