For the second year in a row, SQLServerCentral.Com and Red Gate Software have sponsored the Exceptional DBA of the Year awards. DBAs are nominated by the SQL Server community, and the top five finalists are selected by a panel of judges. These five finalists are then voted on by the SQL Server community, and a winner selected.
This year, the top five finalists included Stuart Cianos, Chuck Lathrope, Raymond Laubert, Josef Richberg, and Alex Rosa.
The winner of the 2009 Exceptional DBA award, selected by popular vote was Josef Richberg. As the winner, Josef will receive a trophy, a license for Red Gate Software’s SQL Toolbelt, a full conference pass for the 2009 PASS Community Summit, and travel expenses to attend the summit.
To read an interview with Joseph, and to find out about his perspective of what it means to be an Exceptional DBA, visit this link.