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RE: My career path and Oracle?

From: Stephane Paquette <>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 06:52:01 -0800
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My career path and Oracle?Hi,

First of all, Oracle will be a strong player in the DB market for a while.

Second thing, it depens on what kind of person you are and what you exactly do.
The more skills you have the better is your job security. Do you get involved in other technical skills (DW, Data Modeling, Architecture, analysis, web stuff...)
Do you get involved on the user side ? Do you learn about the business part (Assurance, banking, ....)
Are you versatile : can you speak in front of 30 persons, can you play the fireman and go to a client that is completely panic ?, ...

Your career is too important to let your company manage it ! (I've read that somewhere...)

If you have many skills then job security is less a problem.

Stephane Paquette
Administrateur de bases de donnees

Database Administrator

Standard Life

Tel. (514) 925-7187

  -----Original Message-----
  From: []On Behalf Of Denham Eva   Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 9:22 AM
  To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L   Subject: My career path and Oracle?

  Hello Gurus,

  I've been wondering about something, at best this can be dangerous :-) Is anyone else been doing some serious career path evaluation?

  I have been wondering seriously about the future of Oracle, I don't know if it is just my imagination but Oracle's market share seems to be dwindling rapidly, both on the small to medium enterprise but also in the high end enterprise scope. I think someone on this group mentioned the other day that Oracle's revenues and market share base was begin held up by existing customers, and was not experiencing any noteworthy growth in new customers.

  Lets face it Oracle is pricing itself out of the market, DBs like MSSQL, MySQL and Postgresql are beginning to out price it BIG time. Many of these DBs are beginning to add features to their feature lists that equal Oracles.

  Am I the only one who is wondering if re-skilling now while I can and still have a job, should be a serious consideration for this years career planning?

  Please share your views. I would love to hear how some of you feel on this subject.

  Denham Eva
  Oracle DBA


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