Why the Polyglot DBA?

I have been a database administrator for over 15 years, and from the start I have been working on multiple database technologies.  My original database platform was Oracle, and SQL Server soon after.  Several years ago I decided to go for a change and focus on MySQL, and in my current role, I’m managing MySQL, SQL Server & some MongoDB databases.  I chose polyglot DBA as polyglot is defined as knowing or using several languages, each of these databases has its own unique features that need to be understood.

As I continue to work with & learn new features of these technologies, I wanted a place to track my thoughts & notes.  There are a lot of great blogs that I follow, but sometimes I find that I need more information – are there prerequisites that are missing?  Do I need more detail on why something is done a certain way?

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