Re: Operational Excellence - True or False? (Feel free to explain if so inclined)

From: David Fitzjarrell <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:17:40 -0700 (PDT)
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I've done both Oracle and SQL Server in my career (as well as Sybase) and though I'm pretty much an Oracle 'snob' I had little difficulty managing a SQL Server  installation [it's been several  years since I've done that, however].  Recently I was asked by a recruiter to take a "ProveIt" exam on SQL Server and was told I had a better score than most of the career SQL Server DBAs [which is either a testament to my 'l33t' skills or a glaring falacy with the exam -- I'm not sure which applies].   It can be done as evidenced by the testament of another member of this illustrious group, but it does take some dedication to bring your best to both worlds.   That being said, I believe the statement to be 'conditionally' false; given the right person, one willing to go the extra mile past the 'point and click' realm, floating between Oracle and SQL Server and providing a high level of service to both is not impossible. David Fitzjarrell From: "Taylor, Chris David" <> To: "''" <> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 11:46 AM Subject: Operational Excellence - True or False? (Feel free to explain if so inclined) I just want to get an idea of where some of you fall on this statement…   Truth Statement: Due to the differences in Oracle and Microsoft database products, an individual person cannot provide operational excellence in both products with regard to the management of large enterprise data stores.    (That is, to achieve operational excellence in regard to enterprise data management of large data stores managed by both Oracle and SQL Server, you need individuals who specialize in each technology).   --Chris
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