The Most Important Thing is Recoverability. December 2007.
Data Access Auditing: A Compliance Requirement. November 2007.
The Impact of Data Volume on Operational Databases. October 2007.
Simplified Database Search. September 2007.
Data Quality Starts With Proper Data Types. August 2007.
A Good Book on Physical Database Design. July 2007.
A Forced Tour of Duty. June 2007.
The Impact of e-
The Return of the Repository? April 2007.
Data Governance is More Than Regulatory Compliance. March 2007.
Two Good New Year's Resolutions for a DBA. February 2007.
Types of DBAs. January 2007.
The Two Biggest Database Performance "Things". December 2006.
The Lifecycle of Data. November 2006.
Databases Must be Archived for Long-
DBA Change Management. September 2006.
Planning for Future Capacity. August 2006.
Data Professional's Salaries. July 2006.
Database Standards and Procedures. May 2006.
Data Security and Privacy: Concerns of the DBA? April 2006.
On Data and Database Administration. March 2006.
Database Design and the Internet. February 2006.
Database Storage Management. January 2006.
Use DBA Tools to Assure Efficient Data Management. November 2005.
Database Archiving Solves Many Issues. October 2005.
The Log is the Database. September 2005.
Recommended Additions to the DBA Bookshelf. August 2005.
Database Auditing. July 2005.
The Tao of DBA. May 2005.
Plan for Disasters and Test the Plan Regularly. April 2005.
Often Misunderstood, Don't Ignore Nulls. March 2005.
Intelligent Automation Can Solve the Complexity Problem. February 2005.
Performance Tuning Requirements for Database Applications. January 2005.
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Columns from Database Trends
Intelligently Managing DB2 Memory Structures. May 2001.
Why Data is Still Important. April 2001.
IT's a Crazy World. March 2001.
The 24x365 Availability Challenge. February 2001.
An Update on Oracle. January 2001.
Updates, Trends, and Thoughts. December 2000.
News From the Front -
Managing Database Change. October 2000.
Pervasive Computing And Pocket Databases. September 2000.
Intelligent Database Management. August 2000.
Open Source Database Management Systems. July 2000.
An Update on the Database Wars. June 2000.
A Basic IT Library. April 2000.
Accuracy Versus Speed. March 2000.
Minimizing Outages With Transaction Recovery. February 2000.
Two Interesting Acquisitions. January 2000.
XML Marks the Spot. December 1999.
Linux and the DBMS. November 1999.
What's In A Name? September 1999.
The IT Skills Shortage. August 1999.
The PDA DBA. July 1999.
Managing the Information Tsunami. June 1999.
Columns from Database Trends & Applications
What is Knowledge and Can it be Managed? December 2004.
Ensuring Data Integrity is a Tricky Business. November 2004.
The Five Nines of Database Availability. October 2004.
Programmers Use Excuses, Too. September 2004.
Reviewing the Top DBA Excuses and How to Overcome Them. August 2004.
How Secure Are Your Databases? July 2004.
So You Want to Become a DBA? June 2004.
Why Outsourcing the DBA is Not an Option. May 2004.
Make the Most of Your DBA Reporting Structure. April 2004.
Will Vendors Automate the DBA Out of Business? March 2004.
Database Applications Require Multiple Design Reviews. February 2004.
The Death of Denormalization. January 2004.
Business Eye for the DBA Guy. December 2003.
Nuggets of Data Rambling Through my Mind. November 2003.
Required Reading from the DBA's Bookshelf. September 2003.
How to Curb the Curmudgeon in the Corner. August 2003.
Development and Production DBA Skills. July 2003.
Dealing with DBMS Complexity. March 2003.
DBAs Do Storage Management. February 2003.
Charting the Evolution from DBA to e-
The DBA and Application Design. December 2002.
Data Modeling Concepts Every DBA Should Know. November 2002.
Optimize Your Database Performance. October 2002.
Keeping Your Databases up to P.A.R. September 2002.
DBA Certification. August 2002.
Database Design -
DBMS Architecture. June 2002.
How Much Availability is Enough? May 2002.
What is a DBA? April 2002.
Select Database Utilities With Care. March 2002.
Measuring DBA Effectiveness. February 2002.
Dealing With Downtime. January 2002.
Database Fragmentation and Disorganization. December 2001.
Database Disaster Planning. November 2001.
Dissecting Database Performance. October 2001.
The Role of the DBA Has Expanded. September 2001.
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Columns from Computing News & Review
The Living Mainframe. April 1999.
ERP Requires DBA. March 1999.
Raw Iron: The Database Appliance. February 1999.
The Database Wars. January 1999.
Managing and Improving the IT Infrastructure. December 1998.
SQL Analysis and Review. November 1998.
Evaluating DBA Tool Vendors. October 1998.
Defining Database Performance. September 1998.
A.N.A.R.C.H.Y. August 1998.
Software Scrubbing Bubbles. July 1998.
Wanted: New Type of DBA. June 1998.
The Most Important Thing is Performance. May 1998.
The Age of the VHDB. April 1998.
Death Valley Days for the DBMS? March 1998.
Data Warehouse and Data Mart Administration. February 1998.