What Are The Primary Responsibilities Of A Database Administrator?

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Faisal Bhatti Profile
Faisal Bhatti answered
The primary responsibilities of a DBA are;
Maintain and develop iMIS database operations for the organization.
Understand user needs and communicate with Director of IT, Executive Director and vendors (as needed) to meet and exceed those needs.
Conduct training for staff.
Take ownership of the data and ensure the integrity and usability of the data in regular operations.
Customize reports.
Stay abreast of new developments in the industry and make recommendations to enhance the system on an ongoing basis. Assist Director of IT with various web development projects such as chapter web sites, online reporting, online social networking, etc. Backup Systems Administrator.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
DBA Responsibilities

The job of the DBA seems to be everything that everyone else either doesn't want to do, or doesn't have the ability to do. DBAs get the enviable task of figuring out all of the things no one else can figure out. More seriously though, here is a list of typical DBA responsibilities:

    * Installation, configuration and upgrading of Oracle server software and related products
    * Evaluate Oracle features and Oracle related products
    * Establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures
    * Take care of the Database design and implementation
    * Implement and maintain database security (create and maintain users and roles, assign privileges)
    * Perform database tuning and performance monitoring
    * Perform application tuning and performance monitoring
    * Setup and maintain documentation and standards
    * Plan growth and changes (capacity planning)
    * Work as part of a team and provide 7x24 support when required
    * Perform general technical trouble shooting and give consultation to development teams
    * Interface with Oracle Corporation for technical support.
    * Patch Management and Version Control

DBA Skills Required

    * Good understanding of the Oracle database, related utilities and tools
    * A good understanding of the underlying operating system
    * A good knowledge of the physical database design
    * Ability to perform both Oracle and operating system performance tuning and monitoring
    * Knowledge of ALL Oracle backup and recovery scenarios
    * A good knowledge of Oracle security management
    * A good knowledge of how Oracle acquires and manages resources
    * A good knowledge Oracle data integrity
    * Sound knowledge of the implemented application systems
    * Experience in code migration, database change management and data management through the various stages of the development life cycle
    * A sound knowledge of both database and system performance tuning
    * A DBA should have sound communication skills with management, development teams, vendors and systems administrators
    * Provide a strategic database direction for the organisation
    * A DBA should have the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
    * A DBA should possess a sound understanding of the business

DBA Qualifications

    * Must be certified as an Oracle DBA. See Oracle Certification Program.
    * Preferably a BS in computer science or related engineering field
    * Lots and lots of EXPERIENCE
Suhail Ajmal Profile
Suhail Ajmal answered
There are many responsibilities of a Database Administrator. I want to mention only a few and with the main head lines.

1-Server consolidation
2-Centralized DBA management
3-Transparent high availability
4-Scalability
5-Reduced DBA workload

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