What is the difference between the two? Which is more marketable, and in demand (along with JAVA, and possible Sair Linux)?
I have a financial background, MS degree in Finance, BS in Accounting and Computer Science, but I am looking for a position more on the IT side.
that's like compare apple and orange, one is towards development and the other is towards system administration
probably dba is not marketable but normally you get more $$$ but there are barely entry position for that whereas developer is easier to get a job but the pay is not that high
Have you looked into positions using Oracle Financials or SAP? That would allow you to leverage your knowledge of Finance.