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.
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.
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](
http://timradney.com/2011/06/28/getting-ahead-and-getting-involved/) 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.