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RE: My career path and Oracle?

From: Ron Rogers <>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 10:22:06 -0800
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For the first time in a long time.. Yesterday I read a want ad in the local paper for an Oracle DBA. The commute was to far for me to consider it ( add 1 hour to the existing hour each way). Things are looking up.

>>> 05/06/03 10:16AM >>>
I am a SQL Server DBA along with Oracle. I also am starting to learn DB2 on an AS400. I strongly believe in being diversified, especially with the current economic uncertainty. Just from reading posts from fellow listers, it sounds like some have had a heck of a time finding work in Oracle. I also live in a small population area so I really need to be diversified.  

Just my $.02  


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Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 8:22 AM
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Hello Gurus,

I've been wondering about something, at best this can be dangerous :-) Is anyone else been doing some serious career path evaluation?

I have been wondering seriously about the future of Oracle, I don't know if it is just my imagination but Oracle's market share seems to be dwindling rapidly, both on the small to medium enterprise but also in the high end enterprise scope. I think someone on this group mentioned the other day that Oracle's revenues and market share base was begin held up by existing customers, and was not experiencing any noteworthy growth in new customers.

Lets face it Oracle is pricing itself out of the market, DBs like MSSQL, MySQL and Postgresql are beginning to out price it BIG time. Many of these DBs are beginning to add features to their feature lists that equal Oracles.

Am I the only one who is wondering if re-skilling now while I can and still have a job, should be a serious consideration for this years career planning?

Please share your views. I would love to hear how some of you feel on this subject.

Denham Eva
Oracle DBA

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