Re: Why an organization would need an enterprise DB team

  • From: "Jared Still" <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Kerber, Andrew W." <Andrew.Kerber@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 11:40:06 -0700

On 3/19/07, Kerber, Andrew W. <Andrew.Kerber@xxxxxxx> wrote:

 I think it would be more accurate to say that developers don't really
have time to figure out how the database really works, and dba's don't
really have time to figure out how the developers are programming.

Maybe, maybe not.  A developer does not need to know in depth how the
database works, but do need to know how certain features work, such as undo
and redo.

A developer should know why it is bad to do simple DML in a loop, and why
issuing  COMMIT frequently is a bad idea.

If they are unable/unwilling to learn, then they need to trust the DBA.

That trust works both ways of course.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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