Real DBAs

We have two types of DBAs on our project. There is the DBA who works exclusively on our team, but has limited admin rights. Then there are the computer center DBAs that run the show. These latter folks are the security police for our system.

There are benefits and drawbacks to this two tiered DBA setup. Right now we are suffering from some of the drawbacks. I have written about this on my Software Maintenance Blog with a post entitled Database Lockdown.

I encourage you to check it out. It is most relevant, not only because we run an Oracle 10g database on the back end, but it might affect your work.