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I’m Ben Miller and I want to help DBAs succeed at work.
The modern DBA is under a lot of pressure. You have to do too much with fewer resources and very few people understand the value of your work until something breaks. I didn’t start as a DBA—I worked my way up (and sideways and backwards). Chances are, I’ve been where you are today.
Let’s Make the DBA’s Job Easier
Automate Your Jobs and Tasks
Learn a more efficient way to manage your SQL Servers. Automating your tasks and daily Health Checks make your life easier. I provide a lot of resources to get you started with PowerShell.
Make Your Servers Faster
I focus a lot of my content on how you can tune your T-SQL code to make your databases perform better. You can read blog posts, access video tutorials, or attend a live class to help sharpen your skills.
Design Database Infrastructure
I blog a lot about having the right design in your database architecture to truly get the truth of your data. Learn about HA/DR strategies, clustering, availability groups and more.
About Ben Miller
The DBA Duck
I’m one of a few Microsoft Certified Masters out there, and I’m also a Microsoft MVP. I’ve been working with data since the 90s, learning how to find the truth buried inside servers. I saw so much potential—which is why I started learning the C/C++ ropes to become a developer. Once there, I wanted to learn how to build networks for better systems, so I became a System Administrator. Today I specialize in SQL Server, performance tuning, database infrastructure, High Availability, and PowerShell development for automating SQL Server tasks. There isn’t an area of data that doesn’t excite me.
I’ve been a member of the SQL Server Community since 1998 through answering questions in forums, speaking and mentoring fellow DBAs. I still speak regularly and mentor others in automation and bettering their skill sets to get more done in the same amount of time.
2011 – Present
“The truth is that data never lies. Sure, if you process it incorrectly, you’ll get the wrong information. But in data there is truth, and it’s a beautiful thing.”
PowerShell for the DBA
Start making your life easier today. Watch my PowerShell for the SQL DBA video now to learn the ropes.
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