Tips for OBIEE recruiters – headhunters

OBIEE – state of the market – rates
May 3, 2010
John’s letter to Oracle (with good feedback)
May 19, 2010

Dear recruiters,

Please don’t ask for people with 15 years of OBIEE experience – OBIEE’s 1st version was officially released on Jan 27th 2007 – UPD: actually, it was available for download throughout 2006 – and many people used it back then (like beta, except it wasn’t). Just wanted to correct myself.

However, to be honest, the grandfather of OBIEE was a product called nQuire Suite (I believe there were versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0) which was initially shipped in 1999. A few years later, the company was purchased by Siebel. The software was re badged as “Siebel Analytics” and became even more successful. Oracle acquired Siebel in the end of 2005, and the product remained largely unchanged (I’m pretty sure someone commented they they have seen code from pre-2000).

I know this has been discussed numerous times, I just wanted to emphasize this one more time.

Good luck

1 Comment

  1. Mike Peacey says:

    Well I’ve still got Oracle 5/Forms 2.0 on my CV but of course it’s pretty irrelevant.

    It’s not time served that counts but results produced. But if you were good at producing Data Browser/Data Query/Oracle Card (does anyone still remember this?) then you’ll probably always be good.

    And it’s this long term, proven capability that will keep employers coming back. It’s an old joke to say that you only bother installing the odd number Oracle releases – but the truth behind this is that the product version is rather irrelevant.

    If you go for an interview and don’t get the job its not because you’ve only got 11GR1 experience – it’s because you aren’t good enough!! Unless of course the employer is completley stupid.

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