Database Administrator

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In reality, a developer also administers DBMS and system? [closed]

I really don't know where else to ask. So here it goes. I'm working at a very tiny company that makes ERP software and websites. 1 developer with + 10 years experience. 2 developers with + 3years ...
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Should database-models (conceptual or physical) be reviewed by DBAs?

Where I work, new applications that are being developed that will use their own relational database, must have their database-models (conceptual, then physical ) reviewed and aproved by DBAs. Things ...
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Every SQL statement has to be reviewed by a DBA — common?

I mean everything, not just schema changes. Even a simple SELECT on a primary key can't go into production, even though it has been code-reviewed by other developers (in context), without a DBA review ...
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Where are all the DBAs?

For some reason I got thinking the other day about DBAs and what they do. This thread goes some way to answer this question, but then I looked up the leading jobs site in my area out of curiosity, and ...
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What do DBAs do?

Yes, I know they administrate databases. I asked this question because I'd like to get a further insight into the kind of day-to-day duties a DBA might perform, and the real-world business problems ...
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SQL Server DBA - How to get a good one!

I'm a lone developer. I am currently developing an application which is seeing me get way way way out of my depth when it comes to SQL DBA'ing, and have come to realise that I should hire a DBA to ...
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Software Developer Interview Question - Fair or Unfair [closed]

I just phone interviewed with a company for a graduate software developer position and was asked the following questions. I should add that the company concerned are not a database vendor. How does ...
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Becoming an “Application DBA”?

I have to admit, until recently I did not know there was such a thing as a "System DBA" and "Application DBA." Currently, I am an Application/System Admin for a large CMS. I would like to pursue a ...