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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Unanswered: Teradata DBA opportunites

    Hi All,

    I am into mainframe developement and looking for DB2 DBA opportunity.
    New to DBA world.

    Few days back I got call for TERADATA DBA job requirement.
    The caller said, many companies are migrating from Oracle,DB2 database to TERADATA Database. How much true is this?

    Are there considerable opportunities for TERADATA in India?

    Is it fine to change profile from mainframe to TERADATA?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Teradata is a parallel database that is very similar to DB2 DPF (data partitioning feature) which has recently been renamed to IBM InfoSphere Warehouse (since parallel databases are most often used in data warehouse applications). It was previously known as DB2 EEE and still referred to that is some job ads.

    If you search job openings for Teradata vs DB2 DPF (or EEE or InfoSphere Warehouse) I think there are more jobs for the DB2 parallel database than Teradata, at least in the US (don't know about India). But right now is probably not the best time to judge (by looking at job ads) what future demand will be for these skills.

    Parallel database is a little more complicated than regular DBA work, so most people who learn DB2 DPF are already skilled in regular DB2.
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

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