Ready or Not, Microsoft Expands DBA's Role
Ready or Not, Microsoft Expands DBA's Role: "Then I attended my first SQL PASS conference about four years ago. It seemed all they talked about was development issues. Where were all the performance geeks, I wondered?
Certainly the answer must be that Microsoft hates the DBA. Then came the CLR. Microsoft was now going to enable developers to run business logic within the database written in any .Net-approved language. Didn't Microsoft know that most DBAs have no clue about most programming languages? How did they expect the DBA to tune and troubleshoot stored procedures and triggers written in languages they cannot understand? "
Well I disagree... it is not unusual at all anymore to find very lrge databases in SQL Server 2000, and data warehousing features are a large part of SQL Server 2005. DB2 supports the CLR already... Oracle has a fairly robust integration with Java... I don't really get Charles' argument about what hates who or for what reason.