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Make the Most Out of Your Day as a DBA (And Not Work Overtime)

June 26, 2018 7:12:00 AM PDT / by Spotlight Cloud posted in Life as a DBA

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Does your boss get nervous about paying overtime, yet you’re expected to monitor your servers 24/7? Problems don’t usually happen during business hours so working some nights and weekends to maintain the integrity of your database has become the norm. And summer will be over before you know it! You need some sun!

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DevOps: DBA or Developer – Getting the balance right.

June 12, 2018 7:10:00 AM PDT / by Spotlight Cloud posted in Life as a DBA, Featured

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Many DBAs today are being asked to contribute in a DevOps Culture. One DBA I know told me the story of a recent reorg his company went through and when they sent out the new org chart, his title was actually changed from DBA to DevOps engineer. What does he do now that’s different from before? Well it turns out… Not much. Most of what he now does is still the same.  But his cubicle is ground zero for DevOps now, so he’s taking this new title pretty seriously.

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