Retaining your Oracle superstars

In this recession, companies across American are having layoffs, downsizing and moving to remote DBA providers, kicking thousands of marginal Oracle professionals onto the curb.  At he exact same time, they are struggling to keep their top Oracle talent, those indispensible professionals with irreplaceable institution al knowledge.

In the recession of 2015, it's become a two-tiered market, with marginal Oracle [people getting laid off, while Oracle superstars are being lavished with rewards.

In todays highly volatile work environment, the average Oracle professional rarely stays with a single employer for more than a few years because their skills increase at a rate faster than the company is allowed to give them raises. While some Oracle attrition is inevitable, there are many techniques that savvy IT managers can use to retain their top talent.

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 DBAs commonly earning over $130,000 per year with some consultants earning over a quarter million dollars a year. 

Follow the link below for information on retention techniques companies use to retain their Oracle superstars

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

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And now for something completely different

While insulting people is not nice, some insults have become legendary:

http://dba-oracle.blogspot.com/2009/09/famous-insults.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