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Michelle Malcher, DBA Transformations, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3243-9_4

4. The Database Machine Administrator (DMA)

Michelle Malcher

(1)Huntley, Illinois, USA

The Oracle Engineered Systems and other appliances are creating a new subclass of DBAs – the Database Machine Administrator (DMA). The DMA will be working with the hardware, storage, and OS of the machines. This might be viewed similarly to a system administrator, but because it is specific for machines that will house databases and machines that are designed for databases, the knowledge of the databases is valuable. These engineered systems are also not typical standard hardware and other administrators will be looking to the DMA to handle everything from ...

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