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With so many items to check, it can become very overwhelming, very fast. It will be on your shoulders should any one user have a bad experience. The best part is it manages deliver this information very concisely. These are the traits and characteristics of DBAs who truly succeed and become respected in their profession. Dec 02, Biju Jose rated it it was ok.

Even better that it’s on my iPad so I can take it with me without looking like Rocckstar dragging around how-to’s. 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. Trust me, it is easier than it sounds, you just need to be organized.

If you think you can show up, grab a cup of coffee, and ease into your new position then you are mistaken. 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:. I have just started into the book and am finishing the setup of my lab environment in VMware Workstation to be able to complete the labs as I go. May 12, Jennifer Swanson rated it it was amazing.


It tackles such things as what to do on the first day or days of the job, what you can expect form production support issues, a few tools that might help with that support, eating right, excersizing, networking and training.

Lots of those jobs were lost. To ask other readers questions about DBA Survivorplease sign up. Apr 01, Visalakshi marked it as to-read. I am starting a position as a DBA and wanted to make sure I had the lingo, the rockstzr and some kind of overview of what to expect. The post gives a rough idea about the variety that exists. Nick rated it really liked it Jun 15, There used to be a time that every company had their own group of developers or systems teams that were responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining existing code.

Yanni Robel rated it it was amazing Dbaa 01, Email is a great way to say yes to something, or someone. 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. Just go get rockxtar, and soon. Benchmarking July 25th, It seems that benchmarking is a lost art these days.

Who are your customers? Otherwise you will be wasting time trying to fix one query without addressing the root cause of the performance issue affecting all queries.

DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA by Thomas LaRock

Most managers not only have little value when it comes to career advice but they offer little value when it comes to motivating the people that work underneath them. There are technical basics, even screen shots to help with troubleshooting.

I hope the answer is a mentor. Karen rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Paperbackpages.


Becoming a DBA Rockstar!

And as a Rocksstar, you are going to be responsible for performance. If you could give just one thing to a person you rokcstar is starting out as a DBA, what would it be? It shows some light to the life a dba in a nice manner. Set aside some time this week to watch this video and learn more. Books by Thomas LaRock. Sambrentnall rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Contents 1 Step 1 2 Step 2 3 Step 3 3.

It also points out the shift I have seen over the past 15 years in IT. Return to Book Page. Second, every time you make a decision or plot a course of action you will constantly be criticized even by your supporters. So, fewer designers and developers perhaps, but an increase in Manufacturing, which includes ETL, reporting, and business analytics.

What applications are you expected to support? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So, who do you turn to?

Nicholas Robison rated it liked it Dec 04, Don’t settle for just muddling through your job each day. Perhaps, but it really is not all that bad as long as you are aware of these things when you start.

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.

Refresh and try again. When you watch this video bbecome listen to Conor Cunningham talk about some of the real world examples he has faced you will see what I mean.