Re: What are your DBA subclasses?

Too many nights of on-call support Jack? ;-
Mike

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM, <japplewhite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I personally think DBAs should never, ever be considered as a subclass.
>  Hell no, we're members of the Super Class!  It's the rest of those IT slugs
> that make up the subclasses.  So, you should put your esteemed co-workers
> into several Elite Classes - SuperMen, Iron Men, Green Lanterns, etc.  Well,
> probably SuperPersons and Iron Folks to be gender neutral.
>
> Jack C. Applewhite - Database Administrator
> Austin I.S.D. - MIS Department
> 512.414.9250 (wk)  /  512.935.5929 (pager)
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> From:        Michael Moore <michaeljmoore@xxxxxxxxx>
> To:        Kumar Madduri <ksmadduri@xxxxxxxxx>, oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date:        02/16/2011 09:49 AM
> Subject:        Re: What are your DBA subclasses?
> Sent by:        oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> Kumar,
> Your current situation sounds very much like what we've currently got.
> Thanks for your response.
> Mike
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> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Kumar Madduri 
> <*ksmadduri@xxxxxxxxx*<ksmadduri@xxxxxxxxx>>
> wrote:
> In my current work place, we have dba, unix sysadmin , storage admin and
> network and firewall groups.
> In my former work place, the dba group was divided in to 4 or 5 groups -
> one was responsible for db activities, one for project management, one for
> web services etc..
> But I like the current model where in you can be a well rounded dba
> compared to be placed in silos..
>
> kumar
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> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Michael Moore 
> <*michaeljmoore@xxxxxxxxx*<michaeljmoore@xxxxxxxxx>>
> wrote:
> When we were a much smaller company, we had one class of DB, "generic-DBA"
> where DBA was an abbreviation for "Does 'Bout Anything". A given DBA was
> responsible for Installation, patching, configuration, disk management,
> PL/SQL code review, tuning SQL , application migration, development
> standards etc etc.
>
> Now that we've grown into a billion dollar company with over a hundred
> developers, we probably need to have more specialization. I'm thinking in
> terms of DA, DCA, DBA ... you get the idea.
>
> I'd be interested in how other medium sized organizations divide up their
> various DBA functions.
>
> I'm sure this has been disguised before, so if you wan't to link me to
> reading material, that would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Mike
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