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dba.se (the shorthand for “Database Administrators on the StackExchange Question and Answer Network”) is for those needing expert answers to advanced database-related questions concerning traditional SQL RDBMS and NoSQL alternatives.


We have a lovely FAQ setup at http://dba.stackexchange.com/faq and as part of the StackExchange Network you can find a slew of experts ready to help you tackle your problem, or able to connect you with other experts. Sister sites include “Stack Overflow” for programmers, “Server Fault” for server administration and network issues, and a slew of sites on the StackExchange Network (http://stackexchange.com/). Check the entire directory for more info!


This site was launched January 3, 2011, and this blog has a go-live of June 1, 2011 (oh, some of the pages here pre-date that date, but shhh, we won’t tell if you won’t). Our moderators are currently JNK, JackDouglas and JColeBrand. Feel free to find us and bash us about the head and shoulders as need be. Our writers are going to be quite a bit more numerous, so I’ll just introduce you to them via: http://meta.dba.stackexchange.com/questions/248/ and feel free to start poking around on our meta site!


For those not familiar with the StackExchange Network, they started as StackOverflow, and while you can probably ask for a complete history in our chat, we’re gonna touch on the highlights:

  • They devised a quality Q&A site, for programmers, by programmers.
  • They branched it into three sites.
  • They branched it into some private, for-pay sites. That didn’t quite work. Back to the drawing board.
  • They decided to use the same Q&A mechanism to manage their bug-feedback loop with their users. Thus was born “Meta.StackOverflow”, the users are “metaheads”.
  • They figured out how to make an auto-launching system (with moderation) to devise what is currently 80+ sites for Q&A, all requested from the community, moderated by the community, and run by the community (including this blog for our community).
  • They launch each new site with its own meta, where governance and bug-tracking occur.


And today, dba.se is proud to introduce you to our blog, and hopefully we’ll keep this page updated in the future ;-) … Oh c’mon, we’re programmers. We’ll forget. Smack jcolebrand in the back of the head in our “third place” http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/179/the-heap .. and here’s to seeing you join us in the future! Cheers!



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