Voting opens for Exceptional DBA of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, UK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Five finalists for Exceptional DBA of the Year have been selected by judges and voting for the winner is open through September 9 at www.exceptionaldba.com/vote.htm. The awards are sponsored by Red Gate Software.
“The entries, especially those of the finalists, prove how SQL Server DBAs are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that a company’s most valuable asset, its data, is secure, protected, and always available.”
The five finalists, selected from more than 70 nominations, are:
Background information and judges’ comments on the finalists are available on the Exceptional DBA Awards website.
“The quality of the entries was amazing, making it difficult to select just five finalists,” says Steve Jones, editor of SQL Server Central and one of the four judges. “The entries, especially those of the finalists, prove how SQL Server DBAs are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that a company’s most valuable asset, its data, is secure, protected, and always available.”
Joining Jones as a judge were Brad McGehee, SQL Server MVP and author of the book How to Become an Exceptional DBA; Nigel Rivett, a SQL Server MVP since 2003 and owner/director of Elmcrest Programming Ltd.; and Rodney Landrum, author of two books on reporting services and an architect of SQL Server solutions for more than 10 years.
The five finalists for Exceptional DBA of the Year each receive a copy of Red Gate’s SQL Toolbelt with 36 months of support, and publicity in a wide assortment of venues and media. The winner, selected from the five finalists, also receives full conference registration for the PASS Community Summit 2008 in Seattle, a four-night stay at The Westin Seattle, and $300 in travel expenses.
About the sponsor
Red Gate Software, based in Cambridge, U.K., makes ingeniously simple tools used by more than 500,000 Microsoft technology professionals worldwide. Red Gate’s SQL Toolbelt comprises 11 essential database tools, including SQL Compare, SQL Prompt, and SQL Backup. The company’s ANTS Profiler helps .NET developers make their applications fly. Red Gate was chosen as one of the 100 best companies to work for by The Sunday Times.