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Aged Yak Warrior

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Posted - 03/03/2013 :  07:45:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am wondering what job title(s) is for a certain task.

The task is of creating Database Upgrade packages - from a Development or Test Database - and providing that to another Department or Vendor to apply on their Databases including their Production. The Database Upgrade Packages consist a number of SQL steps for things like Table changes, Stored Procedures, Views and Insert/Update statements.

What job title would this task go under:

A) Database Analyst
B) Database Administrator
C) Database Developer
D) Software Developer
E) Development DBA

Feel free to answer that it could apply to more than one and which one would this task best fit under.

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Posted - 03/03/2013 :  17:58:29  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
C, D or E

I am mostly a production DBA, but I also do some development DBA work. At my work, those types of tasks would be handled by the developers, the ones coding the application so software developers. At a corporation that has distinct production and development DBAs, I would venture to say those tasks would be done by the development DBA.

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Aged Yak Warrior

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Posted - 03/03/2013 :  18:46:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thankyou. Software Developer - that is interesting. I don't mean the actual writing of the Stored Procedures, rather creating the Release Package - sql scripts - that promotes these to Production and hands that off for Production deployment.

Also, do you think the term DBA implies that the person is either a Production DBA or does some Production activities? In other words, if someone does not do Production Database related tasks, they would not likely have the job title of DBA?

Edited by - denis_the_thief on 03/03/2013 18:58:36
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Posted - 03/04/2013 :  01:50:30  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It depends on the organization. In large organizations - preparation of packages is nomrally created by Development DBA or DA type of description. A Prod DBA would deploy - without necessarilly having knowledge of the package details/

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