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  1. #1
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    Pay differences between SQL Server and Oracle DBA's.

    Howdy all. Ive been a SQL Server DBA for about 6 years now. Its always seemed as though the Oracle guys make more $$$ than we do. Does anyone think this trend will stop with the release of SQL 2005? Has anyone read any articles on the topic that they could post a link too? I ask this because Im starting to entertain the idea of trying to teach myself Oracle/ become a multi platform DBA.

    TIA, ChrisR

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    moved to "Chit Chat" forum
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    Howdy admins. I did consider putting this post here, but devided against it based on the lack of overall possts and how incrdibly slow it is. Any chance of moving it back, Id really like to get replies to it.

    Thanks.

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    oh no, you have it wrong

    Chit Chat is one of the most popular forums here

    besides, this is where this post belongs because of the subject matter

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    Oracle DBAs get paid more because Oracle is a pain in the ass to administer and the documentation for it sucks.
    SQLSVR is much easier to administer, there is plenty of good information in Books Online, and hence there are plenty of SQLSVR DBAs. Supply and demand.
    Of course, how many of those DBAs are GOOD at it is another matter, but practically anybody can do basic SQLSVR admin through the GUI.
    I have found, however, that SQLSVR DBAs are better sql developers than Oracle DBAs, simply because Oracle DBAs have to devote so much effort into just running and tuning the engine.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    oh no, you have it wrong

    Chit Chat is one of the most popular forums here
    Im certainly not trying to argue over how to use this free forum, but if it's so popular, why is this only the forth post of month?

    Am I missing something here?

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    Yes. You are missing 5000+ posts in the chit-chat "Yak coral" here:
    http://www.dbforums.com/showthread.p...89246&page=396
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
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    Ahh, I see. Thanks.

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