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I've written before about how databases are like a car engine, and DBAs are like a car mechanic. That's been the traditional view for production DBAs for, well, forever I think. And that analogy may have been true at one time, and may still be true for some DBAs. But the industry...

Many DBAs liken their roles to being a mechanic, and with everything under the hood of SQL Server these days I think an F1 mechanic is an apt comparison....

Hard skills lead to the creation of silos, and soft skills are how silos are avoided. And for those who want to survive in the application-centric future of IT, soft skills are a must-have skill....

Last night it occurred to me how many lessons there are in the movie Elf for DBAs and sysadmins in general. So I decided to write a quick holiday post today using quotes from the movie. As always, you're welcome. ...