Today is SysAdmin day, don’t you know. Right up until last year, DBAs were included in this global movement to celebrate systems administrators. The Internet Wayback Machine gladly shows us how the site looked last year, clearly including DBAs right in the home page.
This year? No mention of us!
Craig Mullins, at DBAZine, says that they include us: “And before anyone questions this, the celebration includes DBAs (it says so right on the web site),” he writes. Well Craig, not this year they don’t.
Which kind of makes sense. DBAs have a unique role in an organization, and it was unfair to lump them with the common SysAdmin anyway :)
So DBAs will now have their own day. I have registered ‘dbaday.com’ and am looking for ideas for which day to call our own. The current leading candidate is August 23, given that its Codd’s birthday. Feel free to lobby for other days in the comments below, we’ll make a decision soon and I’m trying to get Paul to approve a budget for a DBA of the year prize.