DBA course

Good course for DBA should contain:

  1. a briefing about history of databases

  2. explanation of databases currently in use in business

  3. guide how to develop not too complicate application

This is the beginning.

Update 2008-07-02
Then, according to audience needs, the following topics should be explained:

  1. deep history of recent db engines (how MySQL can compete with others, where is PostgreSQL from, what happend to Berkeley DB, and what does it mean

  2. current DB trends, e.g. the future of versioning

  3. differences between MS SQL Srv, DB2, Oracle, Google's BigTable, MySQL, PostgreSQL

  4. If not relational database, then what?

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