Author: Rene Antunez

The Job Growth of a DBA or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

A couple of years ago, I wrote in my personal blog in Spanish that being a DBA (Database Administrator) was the 7th best job opportunity to have in America, with an expected growth rate of 20% over the next 10…

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The Importance of an Action Plan

When I started my work in IT, I used to be in a very small shop. And even though we had people in several places in the same state, everything used to be very centralized, and work was from 9…

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The Undocumented Status “M” of an RMAN Backup

It is not uncommon for Oracle to have something undocumented , and this is just another case of this ailment. We have a database in which we have two copies of the same backup: one kept in the FRA and…

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The Smallest Details Are the Ones that Make You Better

One of the things I love about my career (Oracle DataBase Administrator) , is how fragile it is on a day in and day out basis. I can say with certainty that every day I turn on my laptop to…

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First Days as a Pythianite

What is like to work at Pythian? These are my observations based on my first days as a Pythianite.

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