What exactly is a database mission-statement? My question was prompted after submitting an academic-assignment requiring a "mission-statement" for ERD-modeling. I've yet to encounter this requirement out in the wild as a software engineer, and I presume a mission-statement is akin to a thesis-statement, but I remain unsure after my Google-search. Any DBA professional example or guidance explaining the ideal "database mission-statement" would be appreciated- thanks!

  • It's not a memo...
    – wogsland
    Feb 28, 2017 at 1:57

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I thought that Jeffrey Yao did a fantastic job answering this question here. I've edited it a little bit and sometimes include my own mission statement on my resume, but here's my "slightly" modified version of Jeffrey Yao. This is not specific to mariadb, but I don't think it has to be.

"Mission: I am committed to providing a robust and secure database system for my customers and as such, I proactively maintain and monitor the database system to prevent any potential issues; accurately diagnose and forecast the database system health and capacity; quickly respond to support request(s) and persistently seek innovative ways to improve DBA work efficiency and quality."

  • Nice find, and thank you for your clarification. I also discovered this Quora-post a few moments ago, which appears to support your answer in cooperation with Mr. Jones- thank you! Feb 27, 2017 at 22:20
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    So honored to see my blog being referenced here, thank you, @Shaulinator.
    – jyao
    Mar 21, 2017 at 20:11

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