Re: Oracle DBA future

From: Oxnard Montalvo <>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 9:09:29 -0500
Message-ID: <13077237.75371204639769542.JavaMail.root@cdptpa-web06-z02>

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 <> 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.
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Ranko Mosic
    > Consultant Senior Oracle DBA
    > B. Eng, Oracle 10g, 9i Certified Database Professional
    > Phone: 416-450-2785
    > email:
    > --
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