Re-GROUP BYFebruary 11th, 2008 — ddelmoli
I know it’s been a while, and I did get one of the New Year’s “tag you’re it” posts (thanks Doug) — but I cant’ bring myself to “fill it out”.† Seems like odd info to me that wouldn’t be very interesting to you.† Anyway, I’ve got a question related to some recent work I’ve been doing interviewing people.
“Do DBAs need to know SQL?”
Define “know” anyway you want.† I’m curious since many of the people I’ve been interviewing seem to be taken aback by a few simple SQL questions — telling me that DBA’s don’t do SQL — they manage and administer databases.† That SQL is for developers.† On a related note:
“Do DBAs need to be able to tune a database?”
Define “tune” anyway you want.† I’m also surprised at the number of candidates who think that tuning is a COTS vendor or developer responsibility.