Forms of Database Torture (Illustrated)

Many forms of disasters can happen to a database. Here are three I’ve seen lately.

My Database Is On Fire

My Database Is On Fire

There's a reason they keep datacenters cool

My Database Has Been Hacked

My Database Has Been Hacked


My Database is Responding Erratically

Database Under Attack

"Is there Tuna in There?"

About Kendra Little

Kendra specializes in high availability and performance tuning. She is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server-- the highest technical SQL Server Certification available. Kendra loves databases and software development more than long walks on the beach. Those cartoons in her blog posts? She draws 'em all. You should follow Kendra on Twitter:
  • eccentricDBA

    Here I thought when the database was on fire it was a good thing.

    “We just moved all of our databases to Solid State Disks and now the Databases are on fire.”

    “Yeah, they are smoking.”

    • Kendra Little

      That’s a good point. Smoking hot is good.

      You just want to avoid making the ceiling sprinklers go off.

  • Robert L Davis

    Excellent! here’s one: My Database is Bottlenecked

  • Joe Celko

    Where are “fragmented” and “denormalized” ?