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Administrators in Database Management Systems

Data Administration:

A database management administrator is a person in an organization who is responsible for managing the database system. Whereas the data administrator in DBMS is the person who manages the data stored in the database system. Together they maintain the integrity and security of data and also manage the particular database management system that the company uses. The most common database management system utilized in digital environments includes Oracle, DB2, Hadoop, and SQL. According to a report by USBLS, the jobs for database management administrators and data administrators in DBMS will grow between 2014-24, because of the high demand for data management. Proper managing and security of data for its 24/7 availability are crucial for the efficient functioning of organizational processes and the organization’s progress. 

Threats to data:

Following are the probable threats to data that may affect the integrity and safety of data in database management systems:

  • Data theft and Fraud from hackers or disloyal employees.
  • Unreliable provision of access to confidential or personal data.
  • Data Integrity Loss.
  • Data loss because of virus or malware.
  • Accidental data loss because of human or system error.

Types of Database Management Administrator:

Following are the types of database management administrator depending upon the requirements and database used in a company:

  1. Database Architect: A database architect is responsible for building database infrastructure, indexes, relations, and schema design. They develop the system as per the requirements of the company for specific operations.
  2. Development DBA: This person is responsible to develop a database system, designs SQL queries, and data storage procedures, specific to the requirements of an organization. 
  3. Administrative DBA: This person manages the database system and its regular processes. He carries out operations such as data backup, data replication, and installs security patches to the database.
  4. Warehouse DBA: This person is responsible for categorized data storage in the data warehouse, that is received from different sources.
  5. Application DBA: This person manages the applications that interact with the database system. They carry out the installation of applications, data cloning, coordinating, and integrating the database with applications, etc.
  6. OLAP DBA: This database management administrator determines support for OLAP systems.
  7. Database Analyst: this person assists the database architect in managing the infrastructure of the database.
  8. Data Modeler: This person models the data of the business to assess requirements for designing logical and hypothetical data models.
  9. Task-Specific DBA: There are different DBAs specific to certain tasks such as someone specialized in backup and recovery. They perform and monitor their specific tasks that ensure the operation of the database system.
  10. Performance Analyst: This person ensures the effective performance of database management systems by reviewing the infrastructure and database tuning.

Importance of Database Administrators:

Database Administrators are qualified professionals in Information technology, software, and experience in database systems. They manage the internal, external, and conceptual levels of the database system. It allows the organization to get information about their end-users and make a user-centric marketing approach. The maintained security of data and its easy access in the organization is convenient for carrying out all operations and integration of developed applications rapidly. Database administrators record the activities conducted on data like accessing, using, etc. to monitor any malware or wrong data usage. With effective disaster recovery programs and backup plans, an organization can be sure of never stoppable operations.

Role of Data Administrator:

A data administrator in DBMS of an organization is responsible for the following roles:

  • Determines data storage as per business requirements.
  • Merges data from a variety of sources.
  • Determines standards, procedures, and data policies.
  • Resolute data conflict.
  • Internal marketing of database administration ideas.
  • Manages data storehouse.
  • Plans the procedures, IT strategy, cost-benefit model, and data administration strategy.
  • Analyses data to define operational requirements and manages the data summary.

Role of Database Administrator:

A database management administrator is a specialized personnel who carries out the following functions:

  • Installation of the database management system.
  • Applications Installation.
  • Manages staff responsibilities and issues.
  • Monitoring of data sources.
  • Ensures 24/7 functioning.
  • Involves innovative recommendations.
  • Reviewing and Evaluation.
  • Updates the services, hardware, and software for DBMS.
  • Maintains standardized security procedures.
  • Troubleshooting all issues
  • Handling database and other data relevant methods.
  • Monitoring and implementing changing technologies.
  • Manages the design, operations, and testing of database systems.
  • Database up-gradation.
  • Ensures data integrity and access.
  • Regular reporting of database performance and usage.
  • Installation and configuration of network components associated with the database.
  • The database administrator is accountable for any loss of data integrity and security.
  • Maintenance of database operations according to regulations and benchmark procedures.
  • Coordinating with staff for coding, data infrastructure, and quality assurance.
  • Creation of new models for database development.
  • Designing and implementation of disaster recovery programs.
  • Planning data migration processes.
  • Implementation of data and database encryption process.
  • Planning of the level of end-user access to the database.
  • Administration of data warehouse.

Cybervue Services:

Cybervue provides all solutions arising from database management, data recovery, data security, database up-gradation, disaster recovery programs, and cloud management of data. Cybervue develops and maintains the database management system of an organization through its skilled database management administrator and data administrators in DBMS. Depending upon the RTO and RPO values defined by organizations as well as the requirement of the organization, we maintain data security, integrity, and data recovery. We facilitate administrated control of a company to its database. Additionally, we provide integration and coordination of database services to applications of the organization.

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