“Oh, dear me, no,” said the operations manager. “We don’t have a spare Oracle license, and it would take six months to get you that and the server on which to run it. But I’ll do what I can.”
You can see where this is going. You can even hear “bwahaha” after each answer. Of course, the DBA and operations manager are only doing their jobs, but the developer—and the needs of the business — are stuck in the slow lane.