More skills needed for mature market

Bellinger, Alan
December 2003
IT Training;Dec2003/Jan2004, p52
Trade Publication
Past few years have witnessed consolidation among relational database providers and the market is now dominated by just three vendors such as Oracle Corp. with its 9i technology, IBM Corp.'s cross-platform DB2 product and Microsoft Corp.'s burgeoning SQL Server 2000. There has been a consolidation among database vendors such as BMC Software Inc., Computer Associates Inc., Lumigent Technologies Inc., NetIQ Corp., Quest Inc., Veritas Corp. and CDB Software. These vendors offer various certification programs. So before turning attention to the key vendor's certification programs, it is important to look into some of the specializations to consider as part of the overall skillset. One of the main specializations is that of data warehousing. Although most mid and large-sized organizations have adopted data warehousing, implementations have often not lived up to expectations. One reason is the fact that there have been significant shifts in data-warehouse technology, largely caused by new styles of business-intelligence applications and evolving business requirements. INSETS: Oracle's DBA programme ratings;Microsoft's DBA programme ratings.


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