A lot of people contact me asking if I’m looking for a job. (I
have an unanswered email in my inbox right now.) People are
looking desperately for qualified, knowledgeable MySQL
professionals. There’s a critical shortage of people who can
admin MySQL moderately well, much less at the guru level.
If you are one of the many who are trying to hire a MySQL DBA,
you should send your employees to the MySQL Conference and
Expo. Not just this year — every year. Train a smart person
instead of trying to hire someone who’s ready to go now.
This is the unfortunate reality: MySQL’s popularity has caused
demand to far exceed supply. That’s what happens when a great
disruptive innovation takes hold.
What do you do in the meantime?
If you just need a little help, hire a part-time DBA and get some
consulting help. Without endorsing them directly, may I suggest …[Read more]