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Connor McDonald

Thanks for the question.

Asked: July 07, 2016 - 1:29 pm UTC

Answered by: Connor McDonald - Last updated: December 19, 2018 - 1:48 am UTC

Category: Database - Version: 11g

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You Asked

What is different between Oracle DBA and Oracle apps DBA?

I so many websites where some of them used term Oracle DBA and some of them Oracle apps DBA?

and we said...

An "DBA" typically is either

- production DBA (looks after the day to day running of the database - backups, recovery, tuning, patching, software installation, security)

- development DBA (helps in in the design process, code review, tuning, deployment etc)

- both

An "Apps DBA" also has a skillet to manage the installation, running of the suite of Oracle Applications products (financials, accounts, etc etc).

Typically an Apps DBA is a role more closely aligned to that of Production DBA, with an additional focus on Oracle Applications software.

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July 08, 2016 - 8:22 am UTC

Reviewer: A reader

suppose when a company requires employee , they chose first oracle apps dba then oracle dba.
Am I right?
Chris Saxon


July 08, 2016 - 8:41 am UTC

It depends upon what software the company uses. If there's no Oracle Applications, then there's no need for an "Apps DBA"!

Note that these definitions are slightly loose - a particular company or recruiter may mean something different when they use these terms. But Connor's definitions are the commonly accepted ones.



December 18, 2018 - 7:16 am UTC

Reviewer: Vikas Dixit from INDIA


having 5 years of Oracle DBA ,I would like to switch to APPs DBA ,on which points should I work hard or where to start ..
Connor McDonald


December 19, 2018 - 1:48 am UTC'd need to learn the infrastructure/architecture around Apps.

So you'd want to skill up on:


and the way Apps uses those components, and the schema design etc.