Getting your dream job in Oracle

If you look at the help wanted ads, Oracle DBA jobs look very appealing with salaries that rival engineers and other professionals, with starting salaries as high as $85,000 with senior Oracle DBA’s commonly earning over $130,000 per year with Oracle superstars earning over a quarter million dollars a year. 

Oracle Corporation recently published their 2009 Oracle salary survey which shows an average 2009 DBA salary of $97,000 with the highest salaries in large cities. Why such high salaries for Oracle professionals?  It’s due to several factors:

- Oracle DBA’s manage databases that are worth billions of dollars.  Along with high responsibility comes high pay.

- Oracle is the world’s most robust and flexible database.  It can take years to learn all of the nuances of Oracle. T

he salary survey also shows that experience counts, and experience and job responsibility makes the most difference in salary. Read on and see how to remain competitive in this tough job market:

http://www.remote-dba.net/t_getting_job_oracle_dba.htm

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And now for something completely different

There is a great debate about Neanderthal extinction theories.

 Do the Neanderthals still walk among us, working as UNIX sysadmins?   Read below for a summary of the research:

http://dba-oracle.blogspot.com/2009/08/neanderthal-extinction-theories.html

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Try Ion for Oracle database trends!

Using the principles of decision support systems technology, BC has developed an important new Oracle tuning tool, Ion for Oracle. Ion quickly isolates the reports on the important optimization issues, separating the wheat from the chaff like no other performance tuning software.

After several years of hard work, Ion for Oracle is finally available for general release. Ion is unlike any other Oracle tool on the market, a tool that encapsulates expert techniques to allow a DBA to quickly visualize important trends and signatures.

Predictive analytics is the key to repairing Oracle problems before they cripple your database, and I created Ion for Oracle to allow any DBA to quickly identify changing workloads and unobtrusive patterns of data access. To try Ion for free, see here:

http://www.ion-dba.com 

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Need a Health Check?

Oracle is the world's most complex and robust database and there are hundreds of sub-optimal settings that can cripple your database performance.

Burleson Consulting has a great Oracle health check where we identify all database bottlenecks to ensure that your mission critical system is running at optimal speeds.

Just call 800-766-1884 to schedule your health check.

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Need Oracle Training?

The very best Oracle training comes from Burleson Consulting, where you get an on-site visit by an experienced Oracle expert and author. Whether it's one-on-one mentoring or getting a customized on-site Oracle training class, there is no substitute for BC Oracle training. Just call 800-766-1884 for details, and check out our on-site Oracle training catalog at the following link:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/bc-catalog.pdf 

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There's Always Room at the Top

Burleson Consulting continues to grow as the Oracle community recognizes that high quality Oracle support and training is a cost effective option in these tough economic times.

If you have distinguished yourself in your Oracle career and are ready to step up and enjoy the rewards of joining the ranks of America's top tier support consultants we would like to hear from you.

Evidence of high achievement as an Oracle professional might include publication of books and articles for the Oracle community, achieving an advanced degree from a competitive university and seeking out hands-on experience with complex databases. See here for details and a full qualifications list:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/jobs.htm