Re: an honest post about being an oracle ace

From: joel garry <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 10:21:30 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 2, 3:02 am, Noons <> wrote:
> Mladen Gogala wrote,on my timestamp of 2/02/2009 9:37 PM:
> > There is a financial crisis going on, many of the banks that were Oracle's
> > most valued clients are no longer in business and the surviving ones are
> > on the dole, which means that they will not be buying new RAC licenses
> > anytime soon.
> Don't let that stop "experts" from trying to sell us RAC across the Pacific, for
>   our Aus and US centres.  I'm quite sure that's gonna work real swell for the
> DW, particularly with ours being AIX, theirs HPUX, a link between the two of
> 48Mbps and a daily change rate of 500GB on the common tables.
> Of course: they wonder why I call them "incompetent, raving lunatics" at every
> meeting...

This is a more recent comment by Chen on the blog (in response to a "how best to learn oracle" comment):

"Convince the business they urgently need - RAC, Streams, Dataguard, 11g, datawarehouse, materialized views. Whatever you want to learn. Actually, most successful DBAs I know do that."

I think she's done some very good stuff, but must take issue with that one.

>  > There is an eternal marketing tool to extract some money
> > even from the poorest of clients: snobbism. Becoming an Oracle Ace is
> > probably second only to being knighted by her rojal majesty, queen of
> > England. It is also much cheaper then getting yourself knighted. There is
> > also a title "Oracle Master" but it isn't at all clear who's better, a
> > Master or an Ace. To resolve all doubts, I suggest introducing the title
> > of an Oracle Ninja, the best one of them all. When that wears out, as it
> > inevitably will, there are unused titles of an Oracle Spiderman, Oracle
> > Hulk, Oracle Wolverine or Oracle Leeroy Jenkins.
> > Oracle Ninja would wear a blue ninja costume with a big red "O" on his
> > chest, to make him inconspicuous and un-noticeable to the end users. Boy,
> > I can't wait for the Halloween!
> I gotta give it to you, Mladen: you crack me up, buddy!
> Miss your humour at oracle-l , it's all entirely too "serious" there.
> They'll all be Hulks soon, particularly the ones asking "what's dual?".

LOL! Made me think of "bummer of a birthmark, Hal." (anyone who doesn't know, google it).


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