Database Resources

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News sites is a great place to keep up with whats going on in the general database market. Its weekly Featured Topic generates useful watercooler chat.

Tech Targets is the go-to site for up-to-the-minute Oracle news, as well as good, nitty-gritty how-to articles on subjects touching on all Oracle products and processes, from Collaboration Suite, 10G, data migration, ETL, solving common errors, etc. The site also has an Oracle-specific career center that features news, advice and the ability to search for jobs by region, skills or title. is an online community for all things database. Two things in particular make this portal a pearl: Its news aggregation and the top-notch gurus that spill its ink. The news grab is unique in that it provides a truly global perspective on database/BI/technology goings-on, whether youre talking Oracle in Dubai or Sybase in China. As for database delphis, you can read wisdom from the likes of Jonathan Lewis, Don Burleson or Chris Foot, to name a few of their luminaries.

The thinking behind the name LazyDBA goes like this: A lazy DBA is too lazy to look after databases manually, so they write scripts or get third-party software to do it for them. So too is a lazy DBA too lazy to search all over for answers—instead, they head for this forum, where you can expect any given database question to be answered by a good chunk of the thousands of DBAs who participate. Heed LazyDBAs warning, though, and get the incoming mail quarantined in its own folder, lest the hideousness of actual, sweat-inducing work manifests itself when you start to drown in incoming mail.

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