I am actually looking for a Progress DBA (database administrator), but most of the candidates who applied to this...
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job are Oracle DBAs. I just want to know if Progress and Oracle are similar. What are the differences between them?
All relational databases share common features but each vendor's implementation is different (thus the reason why database vendors fight over "who's best?" all the time). I'm afraid I don't know much about Progress so I can't really compare but a competent Oracle DBA could be cross-trained, in my opinion, much easier than training someone without any experience. But in the end, hiring an Oracle DBA to do a Progress DBA job is certainly not as good for you as if you just hired a person with Progress DBA experience. If you can't find someone with Progress experience, you'll have to weigh the cost of training the new person and the learning curve required before your new hire can really be fully effective.
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