This chapter discusses the nature and role of the Oracle database administrator (DBA) in most organizations, as well as the training that Oracle DBAs typically need to receive to be successful. There are many types of Oracle databases, and there are many types of Oracle DBAs. In this chapter, you’ll look at the daily routine of a typical DBA, which will give you an idea of what to expect if you’re new to the field. This chapter also covers ways you can improve your skill level as an Oracle DBA and prepare for the optimal performance of the databases under your stewardship. Toward the end of the chapter, you’ll find a list of resources and organizations that will help you in your quest to become a top-notch DBA.
KeywordsDatabase Performance Production Database UNIX Operating System Oracle Database Backup Strategy
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