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It goes something like this:. Expert Query Performance Troubleshooting April 23rd, This video is an hour-long but well worth sharing with you today. Lots of those jobs were lost. JJ rated it really liked it Sep 16, And as a DBA, you are going to be responsible for performance.

Lists with This Book. It is a delicate balance, however, and one you come across as a DBA frequently. I wrote a piece yesterday about how there are many facets to being a data professional and you can read it here: Sambrentnall rated it it was amazing Jun 08, And yet our role and function is no less important than anyone else, and in many cases I would argue even more important than most. However, I’d still recommend a book rockatar this to someone starting fresh, just because it could contain some informat This psuedo technical book takes a look at some of the things you will need to look for when you are becoming a DBA.

Most DBAs I know would rather be right and could care less about being liked. One thing I found in the book a lot of pages are dedicated for conserving one’s health, I think the author needs some more pages to fill, and it entirely deals with the SQL server so this book is for those guys.


Katherine rated it really liked it Jun 12, Who are your customers? It was an easy and informative read. This book is exactly that! I bet if you ordered it today you would still have time to give it as a gift. When you watch this video and listen to Conor Cunningham talk about some of the real world examples he has faced rkckstar will see what I mean.

I hope the answer is a mentor. Veera rated it really liked it Dec 04, DBA Survivor is a book to help new database administrators understand more about the world of database administration. David Franklin rated it really liked it Apr 17, May 12, Jennifer Swanson rated it it was amazing. Author Thomas LaRock wants much more for you than mere survival. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

John Sterrett rated it it was rocstar Jan 13, This is not the way we want to function.

DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA

Otherwise you rodkstar be wasting time trying to fix one query without addressing the root cause of the performance issue affecting all queries. Then, after you are able to get a handle on your environment you can start making some short term plans for improvements. Nicholas Robison rated it liked it Dec 04, There are times when you need to make this choice.

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DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA by Thomas LaRock

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Second, every time you make a decision or plot a course of action you will constantly be criticized even by your supporters. Nick rated it really liked it Jun 15, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To ddba other readers questions about DBA Survivorplease sign up. Brian rated it really liked it Jan 23, It is a useful and amusing book, this book cover a lot of aspects of any DBA’s life, technically and personally from “what you do as a DBA” to “the food you eockstar during the day while you are working as DBA”.


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You will have your own version of this fact of life; it is called rocktar annual performance review. They were thankful that someone had taken the time to explain how much a DBA has in common with the President of the United States: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Skip to toolbar About WordPress. Alan Rosenquist rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Better to spend five minutes talking to your server admins about the memory for your guest than to waste time trying to get a query to suddenly run faster with less memory available.

However, I’d still recommend a becomf like this to someone starting fresh, just because it could contain some information that you might not have thought about.