Re: Oracle DBA future
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 9:09:29 -0500
It is my current understanding the rate of inflation of salaries and inflation in India is ~ 18%. So it is my hope it levels out at some point.
I have recently moved from a developer position to a designer position as yet another big wave of off-shoring is occuring.
A real bummer for me as I do like the development gig.
- Ranko Mosic <ranko.mosic_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi List,
> Bit defeatist and off-topic, I admit, but I'd like to hear what's the
> opinion on future of our profession and which way to go.
> My experiences:
> 1995 - Oracle DBA collegaue says: it will all be automated - no DBA's
> needed ( no real threat, now we know)
> 1999 y2k, no work, Yourdon predicts y2k/programmer Armageddon; I work
> both as Oracle DBA and programmer, just to survive
> 2001/2 we know what happened; IT doesn't matter ( Carr ); that ended too
> 2007 I experienced firsthand offshoring to India ( works quite well )
> What I read in trade press is that DBA's and geeks in general can't be
> just technical any more, we must get into business side.
> What does list think ? If we all must be more business savvy,
> what's the best way to get into it from where we are now ? Data modeling ?
> Suggestions, ideas, thoughts please.
> Ranko Mosic
> Consultant Senior Oracle DBA
> B. Eng, Oracle 10g, 9i Certified Database Professional
> Phone: 416-450-2785
> email: mosicr_at_rogers.com