[nycphp-talk] To dBa or not to dBa,..

Leam Hall leam at
Tue Jan 19 04:47:48 EST 2010

I am personally aware of a situation where developers were given freedom 
to run the Oracle database. Now that an upgrade is needed the developers 
are either gone or expecting the Operations DBA team to fix things. 
Three different failures, based on the poor organization of the 
application, have cost jobs.

Whether or not MongoDB and the like changes this, I do not know. But if 
I were going to interview at a place with a large relational DB in 
production and no DBAs, I'd certainly look elsewhere.


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