Look! I’m an Oracle Ace!Posted: January 28, 2009
Oracle actually emailed me last week with the news, but somehow I did not take it that seriously, until I saw the Ace logo next to my name in OTN. This makes me so happy. Few years back when I just started working with databases, I’ve read the OTN forums often and admired the Ace experts who gave such professional answers. Seeing this logo next to my name reminds me how much I learned and advanced in the last few years. Mostly the last year actually.
It feels very satisfying to get this recognition. I’m sure this is not the end of the journey for me, but barely the beginning – there is always more to learn, more to test, more to write about and more things that will keep me up until 4am.
Rob wondered why I still call myself “Just a Simple DBA” (I’m taking his question out of context a bit). The reason is that, despite being Oracle Ace and all that, I’m actually a junior DBA at work. I’m working with several DBAs who are more experienced than me, are better troubleshooters, have more creative solutions to production issues, and know much more than me about many database topics. I’m getting an award not because I’m a better DBA, I’m getting an award because I enjoy sharing what I do. Sharing is important, but it is also important to keep things in proper perspective