The Storage Architect and the DBA
When database performance issues arise, the finger of blame is often pointed at the storage infrastructure, and this can lead to conflict between the database administrator and the storage architect. Neither side is able to gain clear insight into the true nature of the problem, so often the solution is to “throw hardware” at the problem, frequently new storage. This approach overlooks an opportunity to achieve less disruptive and more substantial results by focusing on database performance first to discover the root cause of the problem.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Storage Switzerland Weekly Newsletter.