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RE: Data Administration Conference versus IOUG

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Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 12:03:26 -0800
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I used to work with one such DA. Amazing fellow. He had an outstanding grasp of anything to do with data, and an excellent modeler.

And a Phd in Physics of all things.

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We are assuming that the "data architects" and "logical modellers" actually now how to normalize, model and have the overall experience to put together an architecture that is extensible, provides for data integrity, performs well and don't want to tell you how to implement it as a physical DBA in the RDBMS of your choice but ask you for the best method. I gave my card to a few data architects at the conference who can be desribed that way and if there are any on the list that fit that description not only will I develop your plan happily, willingly and not in the "glass-house" mindset but very practically. I will also wash your feet with my hair. If only that was the case I would be so happy... please tell me those people exist... please give them my e-mail....  

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Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 6:22 PM
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Some of you will know that I was once an economist and so resemble that remark :( In defence I would refer the prosecution to the fact that real science needs both experimenters - to come up with the data, and theoreticians to work out what the hell might be happening - Physics models this especially well.    

Actual commercial enterprises don't generally employ theoretical physicists on account of their work being not directly useful to them. Any similarity between this and the distribution of "data architects" or "logical modellers" amongst general commercial enterprises and software/tools companies is purely accidental.  

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Sent: 06 May 2003 15:12
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For economists ... real economy is always a theoretical model.  


Rajendra dot Jamadagni at nospamespn dot com All Views expressed in this email are strictly personal. QOTD: Any clod can have facts, having an opinion is an art !
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Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 6:17 PM
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While I was away at the IOUG conference our "logical" data admin. group went to Orlando for a big Data Admin. conference. The one thing they said when they got back was: "The only difference between a physical DBA and a data administrator is the physical DBA carries a beeper."  

Now I am leaving to soak my head in a vat of Cyanide.

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