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Middleware Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g R5 by Debu Panda, Arvind Maheshwari

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Middleware administrator — a man with several hats

Unlike a database administrator or UNIX system administrator — a middleware administrator has to be knowledgeable in several areas and perform a lot of tasks to keep applications up and available. You have to know how the application works and understand its dependencies. The most trivial applications have database access, and hence you must be proficient in database technologies such as JDBC and SQL. You have to understand messaging systems and key technologies such as various web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Most applications employ different security mechanisms, such as using an LDAP Server, thus you have to know the basics of security infrastructure.

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