Oracle Developer vs. Oracle DBA

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Respected Sir/Madam, I am going to get Oracle certification. But I am confused that what is better for me in future? Some people told me that Oracle DBA scope will be so limited when the cloud take place. And all the functionality of administration will be performed automatically by the server is it reality? So which one has more opportunity for jobs in future? Thanks in advance.

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  • TheRealRaven
    "I am confused that what is better for me in future?"

    So are we. If there was a known answer, then every new person would go that direction. That would saturate the market and cause it to be a very bad career choice.

    "Some people told me that Oracle DBA scope will be so limited when the cloud take place."

    Do you think that a "limited" field makes it a worse choice? Many "limited" career areas offer far better positions than wide open areas. If you think "unlimited" is better, then perhaps going for something like, say, Javascript developer would be best. Very distant limits there.

    And all the functionality of administration will be performed automatically by the server is it reality?

    No. Many of the common administrative tasks may potentially be automated. Impossible for anyone outside of the Oracle development management group to know what is planned (and they're often constrained in what they may tell the public).

    But much administration of some competing DBMSs has been essentially automated for decades. The reality of competition hasn't driven Oracle to match many of those capabilities yet, so it's not clear what pressures would cause it to happen in the foreseeable future.

    Further, "administration" has multiple sub-areas. Let's say there are five of them and that three have been completely taken over by automation. By reviewing some competing DBMSs, we might reasonably think that very similar results might come from it. A DBA doesn't go away; rather the DBA's time is freed up to focus on the two remaining areas. Typically, those areas then get more attention and that results in apps with databases that have a much cleaner and more flexible design. The DBA can work much more as an integrated part of any development project, being involved intimately from the beginning.

    "So which one has more opportunity for jobs in future?"

    It depends... Whose future? In what parts of the world? Working in what industries? New enterprises or long established firms? In what economic environment? What future DBMS inventions/innovations should be assumed during the next decade?

    And what does "ooportunity" mean to you?

    More than 35 years ago, I had a very good job with a major multi-billion$ international company, with practically no limit on how far I could go. Then an interesting "opportunity" came to me, and I resigned to go in a very different direction with a little local startup. Now, the startup turned unsuccessful, so I needed to change again after a couple years.

    Yet I don't regret it at all. There've been both ups and downs since.  The startup environment was very good for me and I learned lessons from it. I made contacts and I gained business confidence. And I can't picture being in a better situation than the one that I've made for myself today.

    For me, it was a good "opportunity". For many others, it could have been disastrous. For you...?

    Nobody knows. Except maybe you.
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