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Oracle Developmental Responsibilities

Application User’s Responsibilities

1. Enter, modify, and delete data, where permitted.
2. Generate reports of data.

All Oracle databases have three types of users: administrative, developmental, and application. As their names imply, administrative users administer and maintain the database itself; developmental users develop applications and systems; and application users use the developed applications and systems.

These three types of users have different needs. The space and disk needs of a developer are usually greater than those of an application user. A developer system may get by with a smaller SGA because, generally speaking, developers will work with a subset of all the data expected, while a production database user will need a larger SGA because the data set is much larger. Administrative users usually have the same quotas as a developmental user, but their privileges are greater.

The number of each of these types of users will tell you about required SGA sizing, disk resource requirements, and required system memory.

What Is the Number and Placement of Control Files? 

Control files are probably the smallest and most important files in the Oracle system. They contain the following data:

This is an excerpt by Mike Ault’s book “Oracle Administration & Management”.  If you want more current Oracle tips by Mike Ault, check out his new book “Mike Ault’s Oracle Internals Monitoring & Tuning Scripts” or Ault’s Oracle Scripts Download.




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