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System vs. Database Administrator

You can think of Oracle Applications as having two sides: a front end that users see and work with, and a back end where data manipulation is performed.

The natural division between user applications and the underlying database structures results in two separate job functions: system administrator, and database administrator.

An Oracle Applications System Administrator administers the user interface or applications side of Oracle Applications.

An Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) administers the data that users enter, update, and delete while using Oracle Applications.

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