It is perfectly valid for a DBA (or their manager) to assign KPIs to the servers and databases they administer. KPIs are unique for every shop, and for every role.

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Thomas LaRock is a seasoned IT professional with over a decade of technical and management experience. Thomas is a Senior DBA at Confio Software, currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), and is a SQL Server MVP. Thomas can also be found blogging at and is the author of DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA (

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