606: Can I be a DBA too? Mentoring a non-DBA
Suhas Upadhye , Niwara LLC    Biography
Siddha Upadhye , Network Solutions    Biography

Objectives: How to document a database
How to hand-over a database
Questions asked/answered during a handover.
Abstract: You have been administering Oracle and its many tools and technologies for the past 10-12 years and/or you have managed Oracle projects in the past wherein such wise DBA's have worked for you. You are now the Manager / Database Architect of a cutting edge system with all the requirement specifications already nailed down. All process diagrams, data-flow-diagrams, entity-relationship diagrams, etcetera have been now flushed out and also the web application has been coded, unit and system tested and thus is all ready to go. The project is going live in six weeks - BAM! You are going to loose your DBA and you need him to get the Lead Oracle developer upto speed. What must the Database Administration/Architecture hand-over document say and what should the actual handover entail. Let us walk through such a requirement and equip ourselves with the necessary and sufficient tools to takeover a DBA's role.

Audiernce Focus: DBA
Expertise: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
Date: Monday, April 14, 2008
Time: 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM