Who's it for?
Anyone currently working as a SQL Server database administrator is eligible, although this year's nominations are now closed.
Why take part?
Here's what previous winners have
This is a
lifetime achievement come early for me.
recognition has given me new confidence and the drive to accomplish even loftier
recognized by your peers is the highest honor one can receive.
brings another level of ‘wow' to my resume, like having a special certification.
There are also prizes for the winner and
To take part, you just have to answer
a few questions on your career as a DBA, although this year's nominations are now closed.
Here are the full details.
Five finalists will be chosen by the expert judging panel,
and the winner will be selected in a final vote by the SQL Server Central community
and the judges.
The Exceptional DBA Awards are hosted by SQL Server Central and sponsored by Red
About Red Gate
Since 1999, Red Gate Software has been developing ingeniously simple tools that
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and DBAs worldwide. We count Microsoft, HP, Sage, Bank of America, AT&T, The
US Treasury, and over 95,000 other leading organizations as customers, and there
are over 500,000 Microsoft technology professionals currently using Red Gate products.
Red Gate's philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools that solve the
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Dealing with Red Gate is simple, as our website offers transparent pricing, online ordering, and free 14-day trials of all of our
We founded the Exceptional DBA Awards in 2008 to recognize the essential but often
overlooked contributions of DBAs, the unsung heroes of the IT community.
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