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Re: Oracle DBA(24x7) from Oracle

From: Chris Berry <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 14:58:37 -0800
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>From: "Arun Annamalai" <>
>Manager and myself were debating over this issues for quite few days
>We were planning to hire a junior DBA, but Oracle Sales repersentatives are
>justifying us that we dont need one, as they can provide 24x7 DBA support
>for $4K per month which works out to be $48k per year, lot cheaper than
>hiring a DBA.
>Anybody have any experience with this type of support.
>Would like to hear from your experiences.

I'd be leary of giving any one company too much control of my business, perhaps you should consider hiring a newbie OCP. By the time he's trained enough to want more salary, you'll be big enough to afford it, and already have trained personnel on hand. There are quite a few capable individuals out there who'd work for $48k but just can't show enough experience on their resume to get hired for that sort of position. All depends on what kind of support you need, as obviously Oracle will know what they're doing, but they'll be trying to squeeze you for cash, while the new guy will need training.

Chris Berry
Systems Administrator
JM Associates

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