Randy Volters began his career in the data processing industry in 1978. His first exposure to programming in SQL was in the early 80’s on a Burroughs Corporation mainframe computer. He has held numerous roles in Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Software engineering with various companies, including Burroughs Corporation and NCR Corporation. In 2001 he was certified a Teradata Master and has consulted on several data warehouse projects.
Currently he is working for a leading Wholesale and Service company in the foodservice industry where he holds the title of Chief Data Architect and is overseeing the OLTP, ERP, and Data Warehousing efforts there, all of which are hosted on Microsoft SQL Server.
Randy lives in Columbia, South Carolina.
When databases suddenly stop working, it can be for a number of different reasons. Human error plays a large part, of course, and the DBA needs to know what these various humans are up to. DDL triggers can help alert the DBA to unauthorized tampering with a production system, of course, but DDL triggers can't tell you everything. At some point, you will need to implement your own checks.… Read more