Re: an honest post about being an oracle ace

From: Chen Shapira <>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 15:02:07 -0800 (PST)
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> "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 are two ways to look at this:
One is that I'm taking advantage of the poor business folks by tricking them into buying things they don't need for my pleasure. The other is that I help push and pioneer new technologies within my organization that will be fun (and more work) for me and have significant benefits for the business.
The idea was not that "Successful DBAs can trick their management" it is "successful DBAs try new things and lead improvements."

I wish I've received this comment in my blog where the person who got my (somewhat ambiguous and slightly tongue-in-cheek) advice could read the clarification. Received on Tue Feb 03 2009 - 17:02:07 CST

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