SQLSaturday – One Coming Your Way Soon

 

Should My Son Become an Oracle DBA or SQL Server DBA?

My oldest son asked me for some career advice a few years ago. He was torn between going down the path of becoming an Oracle Database administrator or going down the path of being a Microsoft SQL Server DBA.  My son asked me share with him what I thought he should do.

 

Oracle DBA or Microsoft SQL Server DBA
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before I share with you the answer I gave my son and why. A little background information on myself. I started my career with Oracle version 3.  I was lucky enough early on to also work with both Sybase and SQL Server. At different points in time I have been active in both the Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server community.

Both the Oracle RDMS and Microsoft SQL Server database are great products. Just attend any event and by the second time, you will feel like you are with people you have know a very long time. Where I think SQL Server has a huge advantage is their community.  The SQL Server community is a family of people who care and are passionate about the technology.  There are constantly venues all over the world where you can go to better yourself Microsoft’s technology for little of no money.  Yes for little or no money.

When I go to different events like VMWorld and I ask how many people have ever heard of SQL Saturday I am always amazed at how few people raise there hands. Usually less that 100 out of a thousand have heard of the events.

A SQL Saturdays are a mini conference where you can learn about all  facets of Microsoft’s technology. You give up a Saturday, and for the cost of lunch you will receive a full days of education with others who are there to share and learn. My hat goes off to the Board of the Professional Association of SQL Server.  Who have through smart leadership nurtured SQL Saturdays and the many local volunteers who make them possible. This and many other reasons is why I said to my Son, go down the path and become a SQL Server DBA.

If you care about being a better Professional and you work with MIcrosoft SQL Server, then make time to attend one of these upcoming events.

Dec 06, 2014 iCal SQLSaturday #359 – Istanbul 2014
Dec 06, 2014 iCal SQLSaturday #351 – Lima 2014
Dec 06, 2014 iCal SQLSaturday #347 – Washington DC 2014
Dec 13, 2014 iCal SQLSaturday #356 – Slovenia 2014
Dec 13, 2014 iCal SQLSaturday #354 – Charleston 2014
Jan 17, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #363 – Nashville 2015
Jan 19, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #360 – Israel 2015
Jan 24, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #346 – El Salvador 2015
Jan 31, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #362 – Austin 2015
Feb 07, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #365 – Melbourne 2015
Feb 07, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #357 – Cleveland 2015
Feb 07, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #358 – Albuquerque 2015
Feb 28, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #374 – Vienna 2015
Feb 28, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #371 – Tampa 2015
Feb 28, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #370 – Phoenix 2015
Mar 28, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #367 – Pordenone 2015
Mar 28, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #375 – Silicon Valley 2015
Apr 18, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #376 – Budapest 2015
Apr 18, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #364 – Boston 2015
Apr 18, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #368 – Costa Rica 2015
Apr 25, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #372 – Exeter 2015
Apr 25, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #361 – Joinville 2015
Apr 25, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #366 – Ottawa 2015
May 09, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #339 – Shanghai 2015
May 09, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #373 – Puerto Rico 2015
May 16, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #369 – Lisbon 2015
May 23, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #377 – Kiev 2015
May 23, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #378 – Curacao 2015
May 30, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #380 – New York City 2015
Jun 13, 2015 iCal SQLSaturday #379 – South Florida 2015

Michael Corey

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