Welcome! I’m Thomas…
Thomas LaRock, Author, DBA Survivor

Thomas, The Author

A few years back I wrote a book called DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA. The book is designed to give a junior to mid-level DBA a better understanding of what skills are needed in order to survive (and thrive) in their career. In a nutshell, this book documents the mistakes and successes I had during my years as a production database administrator.


I love writing as well as editing. I have been lucky to have served as the technical editor for several other books including:


In addition to blogging for more than 10 years now, I have also authored numerous technical articles on data and database technologies. You can find examples of my work at:


I am always thinking about what to write next. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in having me write something for you.