How to become an Oracle Fusion Applications DBA

How to become an Oracle Fusion Applications DBA ?

To become a successful Oracle Fusion Apps DBA, one should have knowledge on both the database technologies as well as application technologies.  Database technologies (such as Oracle RAC, Oracle ASM and Oracle Data Guard) and application technologies (such as E-Business Suite, Weblogic and OHS) as Oracle Fusion Applications is also an ERP Product (Cloud Based) which is as similar as Oracle E-Business Suite, but altogether a new (Cloud Based) product from Oracle.  If you know how load balancers work such as F5 or Oracle Traffic Direcotor, it will be an added advantage in designing high available architectures with failover capabilities.

Pre-Requisites to learn Fusion Apps DBA

Before learning Oracle Fusion Apps DBA, one should be good in Linux administration, database administration (Oracle DBA) and Oracle Weblogic Administration.  Some companies may differentiate the roles between Oracle DBA, Oracle Fusion Apps DBA, and Weblogic Administration; but if you want to be a successful Oracle Fusion Apps DBA, you should be good at Database and Weblogic.  For Oracle E-Business Suite DBAs, it’s the next best thing to be considered.

E-Business Suite Versions

11.1.8  (Cloud and On-Premise)
11.1.9  (Cloud and On-Premise)
11.1.10 (Cloud)
11.1.11 (Cloud)


Component Description

Weblogic 11g                -> Oracle Fusion Applications uses Weblogic 11g as a Web Server
OHS                               -> OHS is to load balance Oracle Fusion Applications Weblogic components
Database                       -> Oracle Fusion Applications data stores in Oracle Database
Oracle RAC                   -> It can be used to for high availability and to load balancing Oracle Database.
Oracle ASM                  -> Oracle RAC uses Oracle ASM to manage Oracle Database Files and it also provides data replication capabilities.
Oracle Dataguard       -> It can be used as standby to Oracle Database or Oracle RAC
F5 or Traffic Director ->  These can be used to route requests to standby sites if primary site fails.



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