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Why DBAs Shun Tools – sponsored by Dell Software

Wed, Aug 12 2015 18:00 UTC

Why DBAs Shun Tools

Over the past many years, I have come across very few DBAs who actually openly admit use of third party tools that make their lives easier. Otherwise most DBAs find pleasure in writing complex queries to do routine stuff like backups, maintenance, monitoring; you name it. I would like to share my experience as a DBA, where I have used tools unashamedly to improve my productivity. Hopefully after this session, you will find the same confidence in using third party tools. Then, use the time saved, to enhance your career.

Paresh Motiwala

Paresh Motiwala, a DBA Manager at Proteck Services, has lived in the US for the past 18 years and is now a citizen. He has led several large SQL implementations, migrations, and upgrade projects at Bingham, HP, and ASA. He also helps organizing many SQL Saturdays. Apart from being a DBA, he is a certified public speaker, an avid singer, cook, open networker, and stand-up comedian. He teaches public speaking, debating, and group discussion skills and mentors children around the globe.

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