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Keys to a Healthy Relationship with Your SQL DBA


Developers and DBAs have had a long, sometimes strained relationship. Some developers see DBAs as roadblocks standing in the way of getting their work shipped; some DBAs see developers as agents of chaos bent on ruining their perfect database environments.

In this talk designed for application and database developers, we’ll talk about why SQL Server behaves the way it does, common database and query design pain points, and how we look for them. With real-world examples and tales of troublesome T-SQL, past and present, you’ll start to get a picture of what to do and not to do in your applications. Along the way, you’ll learn how to build a better relationship with both SQL Server and the DBAs responsible for it.

Presented At

  • Rochester SQL Server User Group, March 2019



Speaker Bio

Andy is a SQL Server DBA, PowerShell fan, former developer, SQL Saturday organizer and user group leader. He’s been in IT for twenty years, doing web development, system integration, and presently database administration. When he isn’t picking queries apart and wrangling an unruly herd of databases, he can be found helping out with his son’s Boy Scout troop, making BBQ ribs for his daughter, or planning the next family vacation with his wife.


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