Database developers and DBAs often play the role of gunslinger, or a hired gunman. Someone brought in to ‘kill’ the bad guy, in this case, an under-performing database. Our tools of the trade are not as dramatic as firearms, but we can do just as much damage.
Ever heard of Angry Birds? In this mobile game, users get various weapons (in the form of Angry Birds) to launch at the naughty piggies.
What are your favorite weapons?
Since @oatmeal gave free and open license to his artwork, I felt obligated as a blogger to borrow them! One of the most challenging things for me as a writer is finding relevant, compelling artwork or themes for my posts. So this blog kind of wrote itself!
By the way, we’ve updated our arsenal here at Oracle since I first wrote this post back in 2011. Things like In-Memory, dynamic execution plans, and of course all the goodies in our SQL Tuning pack. But for this post I was going for the more ground-level weapons…