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Re: PostgreSQL certifications?

From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt(at)metux(dot)de>
To: postgresql advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL certifications?
Date: 2004-06-03 21:21:41
Message-ID: 20040603212141.GA4162@nibiru.metux.de (view raw or flat)
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* Evan Rempel <erempel(at)UVic(dot)CA> wrote:

<snip>
> > So if you dont have a in-deep look at the certification criteria, then
> > I cannot circumvent calling this decision just stupid. (of course those
> > decisions are quite normal, as well as "database engineers" in big
> > companies, who didnt understand the concept of indices!)
> 
> Spoken like a true technical specialist :-(
well, I tend to call myself a technical specialist ;-)

<snip>
> Our IT staff (not DBAs) says "We can save a buch of money, and not loose
> any features (that we are using) by swithcing to PostgreSQL". Management
> says "Fine, tell me which course to pay for, so the DBAs can get trained
> and certified on this stuff and start the switch over. Ball stops rolling.
> Project dies. We continue to pay money for Oracle.
Well, then lets have a look at the Oracle certs and setup our own ones
adopted for pgsql.

<snip>
> None of this is my decision, but that's the problem. The NON-TECHNICAL
> people get to make the decisions.
> 
> I suspect that our organization is not much different form most others.
Well if these tie-carrier folks want such stupid thing and are willing
to pay good for that, okay why not giving them their food ... that's
captialism ;-)


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