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My exposure to SQL and SQL server has been fairly limited so I am looking to put in some considerable time reading and practicing over the next few weeks and months.

There used to be a time that every company had their own group rockstat developers or systems teams that were responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining existing code.

Karen rated it it was amazing Dec 02, I bet if you ordered it today you would still have time to give it as a gift. 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:. They could be in the server room, at their desk, at home, or using their iPad on a train.

Better to spend five minutes talking to your server admins about the memory for your guest than dna waste time trying to get a query to suddenly run faster with less memory available.

And thanks to everyone that has contacted me in with so many kind words regarding the book. This book is exactly that!

This video is an hour-long but well worth sharing with you today. Return to Book Page. Daniel Galassi rated it liked it Nov 17, Most DBAs are towards the bottom of any organizational chart. Apr 01, Visalakshi marked it as to-read. Jacob rated it really liked it Oct 31, The best part is it manages deliver this information very concisely. When you watch this video and listen to Conor Cunningham talk about some of the real world examples he has faced you will see what I mean.


You will want to do this first before trying to examine any one particular query. This book takes a different approach, injecting some humo DBA Survivor is a book to help new database administrators understand more about the world of database administration.

It will be on your shoulders should any one user have a bad experience. Todd rated it really liked it Nov 17, Want to Read saving…. Just go get one, and soon. 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. I wrote a piece yesterday about how there are many facets to being a data professional and you can read it here: Come review time, you want your approvals ratings to be as high as possible.

And those roles continue to be in demand. Don’t settle for just muddling through your job each day. More and more people are moving into the DBA profession, and many are looking for a getting-started guide.

Becoming a DBA Rockstar!

Jon rated it liked it Nov 16, I’m sure i will read rocksyar again or at least review a lot of it’s chapters. First 70p are very good for reading but when it comes to an end we comes to a feeling that he’s repeating the whole things one more. DBA Survivor is a book to help new database administrators understand more about the world of database administration. I have found Cba Training Kit books to generally be a good starting point when learning a new technology for their wide coverage of concepts and some really good hands on lab guides.


The starting requirements are 1 domain controller and 4 SQL servers. Here is my study plan so far.

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. Tosasan rated it it was amazing Nov 13, It was not only great to read but will be a valuable reference.

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Becoming a DBA Rockstar! – Neil Bryan

This book takes a different approach, injecting some humor into helping you understand how to rocksfar the ground running, and most importantly how to survive as a DBA. So, fewer designers and developers perhaps, but an increase in Manufacturing, which includes ETL, reporting, and business analytics. Veera rated it really liked it Dec 04, Skip to toolbar About WordPress. First 70p are very good for reading but when it comes to an end we comes t Well First days of a DBA are explained in a nice manner,the book is weak in technical matters but touches the topics you will find in everyday life of a dba.

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