Do any airlines use SQL Server?

  • greenday5494

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    Hello,

     

    I am currently in a role that I can grow into being a SQL Server DBA. I do a slight possibility of switching over to Oracle, as well. Now, what I REALLY want to become, eventually, is to become a DBA for an airline. So my crux of my question is, do any airlines use SQL Server at al? Or is it all Oracle?

     

    Thanks!

  • NorthernSoul

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    I'm in the UK and I know of at least 1 airline that uses SQL Server and I'm sure that many others will do. I'm curious as to why you specifically want to be a DBA for an airline.

    Thanks

  • Grant Fritchey

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    Quick web search. Yes.

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    Theodore Roosevelt

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    Author of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd Edition
    Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • greenday5494

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    sorry i didn't know what to search for exactly.

    and i want to be a DBA for an airline because i adore travel, ive worked for one before, and i will work for one again. i want to retire from an airline. im 25 and i think its still possible.

  • Grant Fritchey

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    Good luck. I don't blame you. A friend worked for one when I was growing up. They always got to go to cool places. I just searched for "sql server" and "american airlines". That was the second hit.

    ----------------------------------------------------
    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    Theodore Roosevelt

    The Scary DBA
    Author of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd Edition
    Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • greenday5494

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    Thanks!

     

    I'm obviously new to this specific career field. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but where can I talk and meet with others who may know more about this, specifically at an airline? I assume there's meetups and usegroups. I live in Pittsburgh. Is there some sort of central organization that puts on this stuff?

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