What's the Value of a Professional DBA?

In these recessionary times, it's tempting to cut corners and replace well-trained (and well compensated) DBA's with cheap foreign pretenders. It's penny-wise and pound-foolish behavior, sure to cause issues in the future.  Oracle customers are often not aware of the inherent complexities of Oracle that make it the world's most robust and flexible data platform.

Penny wise and pound foolish:

You get what you pay for.  If you want a DBA with an MBA and good technical experience, it can easily cost over $100,000 per year.

In the hands of a competent expert, Oracle gives a level of control over that data that is unprecedented, and a good DBA can control every aspect of their mission-critical database.  In the hands of an inept reckless beginner, Oracle's powerful features become a weapon of destruction.


Untrained and inexperienced Oracle DBA's are the bane of corporate America. Oracle Corporation white papers suggest that more than 75% of all Oracle database outages are attributable to human error.

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