This all ticks along happily.
However they have now asked for direct read-only access to our Oracle database, to be able to run ad-hoc queries without consulting us.
As a DBA, my heart sinks at the thought of amateurs accessing my database. Unfortunately "because you are stupid" is not considered a valid business reason to reject their request. So can any Slashdotters assist me in building my case to restrict access? Have you experienced a similar situation? Have you had to support this sort of end user access? How would you advice me to keep my customer away from my precious tables?"