Everything needed to manage a database and make it accessible when required is included in data administration services. The database administrator is the person who manages, assures and backs up the data. He ensures the availability of data created and utilized by today’s organization. This can be done through their IT systems. Overall, database administrator plays a crucial role in IT
departments as well as in organizations.
Individuals with knowledge and experience in major relational database languages and applications, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and IBM Informix.
Professional certifications from Microsoft, Oracle and others are available.
Effective database management requires a keen attention to detail, a strong customer service orientation and the ability to work as part of a team.
Typical duties of a database administrator
Managing, monitoring and maintaining company databases
Making requested changes, updates and modifications to database structure and data
Ensuring database security, integrity, stability and system availability
Maintaining database backup and recovery infrastructure
- Upgrading and installing application tools as well as the database server.
- Using the information provided by the developers, modify the database structure.
- Allocating the database physical requirements.
- Through careful allocation of users, permissions ensure system security and create user profiles as well.
- Certifying agreement with database vendor license contract. It includes taking care of license renewals as well as the number of installations.
- Regularly testing the backups to ensure usability.
- Observing technical support for application and database system as well.
- If any query is observed from the database, it is the responsibility of the database administrator to create reports against it.
- Using either manual or an automated tool, optimize and monitor the performance of the database. These are considered important tasks.
- Database migration to new hardware and the new version of the software from cloud base database to on premise and vice versa.