Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Re: [GENERAL] Oracle and Postgresql

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 1:02 PM, Casey Allen Shobe <> wrote:

> A knowledgeable PostgreSQL DBA can make significantly more than an Oracle
> DBA as they're a scarcer resource and generally higher quality on average.
> But it may be harder for them to find work - they may end up having to
> move, telecommute, or commute a longer distance simply because there are
> less PostgreSQL shops. It also means a much higher probability of working
> for a small-medium company versus a corporation.
> An Oracle DBA can be a lot lazier, and lean on the vendor a lot more. There
> are open Oracle DBA positions everywhere, and it is very easy for them to
> find another job, so learning a lot and focusing on doing a good job are not
> important to them. In the corporate environment in which most of these jobs
> are, they are responsible for far less in their job role, whereas the
> PostgreSQL DBA tends to end up responsible for a lot more pieces of the
> puzzle.

These two paragraphs really ring true for me. I've yet to meet an
oracle dba who was the jack of all trades that being a postgresql DBA

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