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Database administrator

Database administrator
Names Database administrator, database analyst
Activity sectors
Information technology, information systems
Competencies Databases design and implementation, programming skills, database theory, networking basics, analytical skills, critical thinking
Education required
At least bachelor degree in a related field like information systems, information technology, computer science, management information system

A database administrator (DBA) is an

"Database Administrators"

External links

  1. ^ "Database Administration".  
  2. ^ a b "Database Administrator". ICT Careers Portal.  
  3. ^ Spenik, Mark; Sledge, Orryn (2001-03-20). "What is a Database Administrator? (DBA)". Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b "IBM Professional Certification Program".  
  7. ^ "Oracle Certification Program".  
  8. ^ a b "Microsoft SQL Server Certification".  
  9. ^ "Oracle DBA Responsibilities".  


See also

  • Installing and upgrading the database server and application tools
  • Allocating system storage and planning future storage requirements for the database system
  • Modifying the database structure, as necessary, from information given by application developers
  • Enrolling users and maintaining system security
  • Ensuring compliance with database vendor license agreement
  • Controlling and monitoring user access to the database
  • Monitoring and optimizing the performance of the database
  • Planning for backup and recovery of database information
  • Maintaining archived data
  • Backing up and restoring databases
  • Contacting database vendor for technical support
  • Generating various reports by querying from database as per need

A database administrator's responsibilities can include the following tasks:[9]


  • IBM Certified Advanced Database Administrator - DB2 10.1 for Linux, Unix and Windows[6]
  • IBM Certified Database Administrator - DB2 10.1 for Linux, Unix, and Windows[6]
  • Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional[7]
  • MCSA SQL Server 2012[8]
  • MCDBA SQL Server 2000[8]

For example:

Employing organizations may require that a database administrator have a certification for the particular RDBMS being used.[2]


Some employers require a bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, information technology, engineering or related field to perform job duties as a database administrator.

List of skills required to become database administrators are:[3][4][5]



  • Skills 1
    • Certification 1.1
  • Duties 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

The role includes the development and design of database strategies, system monitoring and improving database performance and capacity, and planning for future expansion requirements. They may also plan, co-ordinate and implement security measures to safeguard the database.[2]


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