Sql server career vs Oracle career?

I'm recently completed my post graduation in computer application and I'm offered with two jobs.The first job is as a Oracle Developer(OCP track) and other one is data aggregation job in MS sql Server. I like to know which one is good for my career development? (PS: I have good knowledge in c#.net) Please guide me through this confusing situation.

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asked Sep 28, 2012 at 05:13 PM in Default

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,Thank you very much for your help. I am very glad that both of you selected SqlServer becoz i'm more comfortable with it . But what is this Data aggregation in Sql server ,is it similar to a SQl developer job?

Sep 29, 2012 at 04:00 PM Abp

I don't know based just on that. If I were to speculate, I would say it is probably focusing on ETL (extract, transform, load), but when I think of aggregation in SQL Server I normally start thinking of things like count and sum that aggregate over rows...

Is there a more complete description?

Oct 01, 2012 at 04:44 PM TimothyAWiseman
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I started my hard core SQL Career over 4 years ago. I was a Sr Systems Administrator for 10 years prior. I supported everything from Windows, Novell, IIS, Citrix, networking gear, configured hardware, Oracle and MSSQL.

The best thing that has happened in my career was becoming a Microsoft SQL Server DBA. The reason I say this is the power of the SQL Community. Sites like this one where people freely give of their time to help make you a success. Twitter is also incredible with hash tags like #sqlhelp, #sqlpass, etc. There are local chapters all over the world where SQL minded people come together to share knowledge. If there isn't one close to you there are dozens of virtual chapters. I blogged about many of the free training events for the SQL Community here

No other community gives so much back to the community. I will also tell you that the job market is very strong for SQL Server DBA's and the pay scale isn't to shabby either.

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answered Oct 01, 2012 at 05:05 PM

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SQL Server has been very, very good to me. YMMV.

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answered Sep 28, 2012 at 06:48 PM

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SQL Server has also been quite good to me, and (having had some experience with both) I find it easier to work with and better supported.

Of course, it also depends on your background. Oracle ties in very well to Java, and SQL Server ties in very nicely with C# and .NET. Both work well with Python.

I have been told, but have not seen it confirmed, that on average Oracle Developers tend to be paid better, but then I have seen more job listings for SQL Server than for Oracle. Of course that could also be region and field of work specific.

In short, I think they are both fine systems. I personally have a strong preference for SQL Server, but I know how to work with Oracle when I need to. As Greg said, YMMV.

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answered Sep 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

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I have just stared as MS sql DBA can somebody guide me how to grow in it

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answered Aug 14, 2013 at 12:09 PM

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You should ask this as a new question rather than asking it as an answer to an old question.

Somebody else happened to ask today, too (maybe you?): http://ask.sqlservercentral.com/questions/105425/need-guidence-please.html

Aug 14, 2013 at 03:41 PM KenJ
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