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The DBA Cockpit is an SAP tool for managing the underlying databases. Initially developed jointly by IBM and SAP for managing DB2 databases, it has been expanded to encompass all SAP-supported database platforms, and is designed to be a central point for database administration tasks and monitoring.  It is available in both the sapgui interface (traditional ABAP screens), as well as a web browser interface (via ABAP WebDynpro). I know what you’re thinking. “Surely he can’t think that SAP could put all of that together and make it available in both sapgui and a web browser!” Well, they did. And don’t call me Shirley. To those of us that have been around the ABAP world for a while, there is nothing mystical about the DBA Cockpit; it’s elegance lies in it’s simplicity. As the name implies, it is merely a consolidated interface to standard DBA functionality, most of which has existed in SAP transactions for years. For example, when you first execute the transaction code DBACOCKPIT, or if you click on the Information button, you are presented with a splash screen like the following:
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  1. Jochen Steinmetz
    David, this is a great blog. Now that you mention BW at the end, do you also (plan) to manage databases for BO systems. How easy is it for you to segregate duties between the db managemet team and the SAP management team (assuming this separation exists in your org)
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    1. Community User Post author
      Hi Jochen, we do have BO systems, but they are managed by a business unit, where SAP is managed by Corporate. So, for the time being, they are completely separate groups.

      Cheers,
      David.

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