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If you need further assistance, please contact your IT Department or do an internet search for your specific version of Office on ways to view hidden text. If you need further assistance, please contact your IT Department or do an internet search for your specific version of Office on ways to view hidden text. Instead, data managers are encouraged to use their institution’s medication guide or software. Any updates to the list are likely to occur with version upgrades. If changes occur prior to an update, sites and vendors will be notified. More data has been collected in the past two years than in the entire human history. So where does all this data go. One of the foundational locations is a database. Without the database and ability to query the database, it would be nearly impossible to analyze any of that data in a meaningful way. It’s a truly exciting time in the data world with new approaches to data collection, manipulation and types of databases. With this, we need gatekeepers and maintainers for all these treasure chests of information. A group most commonly called database administrators. The database administrator (DBA) is the person who manages, backs up and ensures the availability of the data produced and consumed by today’s organizations via their IT systems. The DBA is a critically important role in many of today’s IT departments, and by extension, their organizations overall. In this example, the DBA is a system or application-database administrator—a general DBA role responsible for most aspects of the organization’s databases. However, this is not the only kind of DBA. These reports can be in the form of pre-formatted reports using the application frontend, or custom-made ad hoc reports by the database administrator. This may be a DBA’s most important tasks. They usually work as part of a team, often in a more specialized software development company. And that database is likely to be part of a larger application for some specific business need.

In the commercial bank example we used earlier, the bank most likely purchases or leases the software to run its banking operations from an Information Communication and Technology (ICT) company that specializes in banking software. They likely work with business analysts and others who are intimately familiar with banking operations to design the various application’s functions and modules. This is to ensure that all bank functions (loans, cash transactions, automated payments, ATM management, etc.) are created and reflected in the database structure. This administrator specializes in optimizing and improving the performance of various databases. Databases are complex pieces of software. Simply put, a database’s internal structure consists of data stored within tables. Data access can then be optimized by use of indexes, which read like a book’s table of contents. DBAs help to ensure that the database is optimized to take advantage of the physical or virtual hardware on which it is hosted. This means it’s necessary to be able to split data across different disks, set up the database to better use the memory or RAM and optimize the network traffic of remote databases. However, for smaller, single-company databases a non-specialist DBA is usually sufficient. This role focuses specifically on integrating databases into the applications that use them. Navigating most databases usually requires knowledge of a specific type of query language. The most common is the Structured Query Language, or SQL. Most users will not learn how to use and navigate SQL; instead they will use a front end application to carry out the tasks required of them. In a commercial bank, this application is the banking software itself (the users are only able to access the database via an application, which ensures data security).

It is the work of the application DBA to ensure that the database and the application using it communicate properly, and that accurate results are communicated between the two. For instance, when a user enters a customer name and clicks to display their bank account balance, the database returns the correct amount and not, say, the loan balance. It also means handling significant responsibility as the custodian of an organization’s data, in addition to being responsible for turning the raw data into actionable intelligence. Let’s turn back to the commercial bank example: Bank staff enter thousands, perhaps millions of pieces of data about their customers every day, including bank balances, loan applications, loan repayments, new account openings, account closures, new checkbook requests, etc. These pieces of discrete data held within the database are not really useful as is. What is very useful is extracting information from them, by analyzing trends and patterns. For example, you may run a report and notice that a certain type of client is the one at the highest risk of defaulting on their loans, or that 65% of clients order new checkbooks in November and December. This is the real value proposition of databases, and by extension, database administrators—the ability to transform raw data into real business intelligence. Pay for DBAs is of course tied directly to level of seniority, years of experience and the specific database system specialization. There is a newer breed of database called non-relational databases designed mainly to handle very large volumes of data (called Big Data ), typically from large websites such as Google, Amazon, Ebay and Facebook. You can check out more on the rise of non-relational databases here. These senior-level positions are far less likely to be concerned with the technical day-to-day aspects of database management.

Instead, they are strategic-level senior management positions within the ICT department, and often head large, multi-site teams of DBAs. Nevertheless, most senior database managers begin their careers as techie DBAs, tinkering with and learning the various aspects of databases and database management. Demand for database administrators is projected to grow at 15% annually for the next 10 years, so DBA job-growth is also more or less assured. In fact, the magazine US News ranked database administrator sixth in its top 10 list of Best Technology Jobs. Other factors affecting DBA remuneration are: Being certified in one of these softwares generally adds 7-15% to a base database administrator salary, since they demonstrate an ability to manage the specific system that a company’s database is hosted on. Think of it as the difference between having a general pilot’s license and some flying hours, versus having the training and certification to fly a Boeing 737—an airline with a large number of 737s in its fleet is probably going to be more interested in someone with that kind of specific certification. Note that these are all companies that generate and manage huge volumes of data. Other excellent job prospects for DBAs are in the financial and healthcare sectors. These are also industries in which the players typically have many clients, and each can generate a large amount of data. A good DBA is one who can see an error, and then quickly determine potential causes and construct possible solutions. This includes the ability to recall technical facts about various systems and platforms relevant to your setup, such as how to increase a table’s size in your SQL Server database, how to add a new disk on your Linux server, and how to delete a user in your PostgreSQL database. Likewise, keeping in mind several specific facts about your particular environment (Do you operate in a LAN or WAN. What are the administrator passwords to the databases. How many users do you have.

When is your next database audit. Where are your backups stored?) is crucial. The IT field is ever-changing—only the ability and hunger to keep learning new things will keep you from being left behind. This in turn means that most seasoned production DBAs have first gained experience in other related IT job categories, such as IT support roles. This is an excellent foundation for a future DBA because it ensures that you first learn in detail about the organization’s IT setup, which is almost always required knowledge for a DBA. Other tracks to becoming a DBA are being a developer or a systems administrator, then gradually being tasked with database administration as part of the job. But it is far more likely that your first experience as a DBA will be after a period of first being in another role, probably general IT support, system administrator or developer. After you have proved yourself, you can then be start to be trusted with the organization’s data. The assumptions below are very general database administrator education requirements for a rookie DBA, not for someone already working as a database administrator looking to switch database administration jobs: But many in the ICT field, especially development and programming companies, are starting to seriously question the value of a very general four-year degree, and are leaving it out of their database administrator requirements. Becoming a good DBA also requires technical training and database administrator certifications. These can take anywhere from a month to about six months. A very lucky few get to become DBAs straight into the job with no experience at all, but this is rare. To master more advanced concepts, such as performance tuning and database replication and mirroring, it may take several years more. But once you land your first database administrator job, it will take at least another three years before you’ll be able to develop any sort of proficiency as a DBA. And to become an expert. Why?

Because they appreciate how much they still don’t know and still learn every day. And because even in a very specific sub-specialization of database administrator, say SQL Server on Windows, there is always someone who knows even more. The software and platforms are always changing. New non-relational databases, along with new versions of existing databases, create an ever-shifting landscape that can be difficult to navigate without constant education. At the same time, the database administration field encompasses so many other related areas of expertise within IT (such as systems administration, virtualization, networking, cloud computing, etc.), that database administrators find themselves constantly acquiring new nuggets of information throughout their careers. However as we saw before, some are starting to leave out this requirement altogether and opt for technical training through online learning and other sources.Most companies will focus on hiring people with certification and DBA training in the specific database software they use. Some of the big players and their database administrator certifications are: This tends to be more for the data science jobs, but I’ve seen this start to stretch into the admin roles as well in SMBs as they’re looking for the admin to do more than just admin. If they are using some little-known, obscure platform instead, it doesn’t hurt to get certified in a lesser known platform so you can kick off your DBA career. But, you should still look at supplementing your entry-level database administrator resume and increasing your marketability later on with something more common. If you don’t already have a job and are looking to start, then first make sure you research the available database platforms. One good place to start is to take a look at how many database administrator jobs are advertised and list specific certifications, such as here.

This will give you a good idea of how many openings there are, and therefore how much comparative demand there is for a certain database administrator certification. Simply pay a fee, download the course and train yourself. You can also use Pluralsight’s database administration training to get ahead. Some advanced courses require previous certification. For example, you’ll need to first acquire the Oracle Certified Associate certification before undertaking the Oracle Certified Professional course. We previously listed a DBAs duties, but here they are in summary: The most important function of a database, besides being a centrally organized repository of the organization’s data, is to turn raw data into actionable intelligence. As such, a database administrator can use his or her query skills to answer some important questions needed by management, such as who were the top clients by sales last quarter, and how many clients signed up and then left within a single calendar year, for each of the last five years? By far the most widely used, and a prerequisite for any database administrator worth is SQL, the Structured Query Language. SQL is used to run queries on relational databases—databases that store their data in relations, the technical term for database tables. These are mostly used for very large datasets, such as those on large websites where relational databases would not be ideal. Some examples of these databases are Cassandra, Hadoop and MongoDB. But by and large, SQL is still a must-have skill for any serious DBA. The most important function of a database, besides being a centrally organized repository of the organization’s data, is to turn raw data into actionable intelligence.

As such, a database administrator can use his or her query skills to answer some important questions needed by management, such as who were the top clients by sales last quarter, and how many clients signed up and then left within a single calendar year, for each of the last five years? By far the most widely used, and a prerequisite for any database administrator worth is SQL, the Structured Query Language. SQL is used to run queries on relational databases—databases that store their data in relations, the technical term for database tables. These are mostly used for very large datasets, such as those on large websites where relational databases would not be ideal. Some examples of these databases are Cassandra, Hadoop and MongoDB. But by and large, SQL is still a must-have skill for any serious DBA. This means creating SQL statements that place the minimum possible load on the database in terms of CPU, memory management and disk access. It is your duty to use your knowledge to delve into such queries to locate the root cause of these problems. Because of this, it is a skill that you should try and gain proficiency in sooner, rather than later. G et an intro to SQL query tuning here. However, the need for database administrators is one that cannot be overemphasized, and that need is steadily growing. After all, data is the currency of the future, and if you can establish yourself as an administrator of that data, then you’ll always be in demand. For more information about the cookies we use or to find out how you can disable cookies, click here. For the best possible experience on our website, please accept cookies. For additional details please read our privacy policy. Please visit our Cookie Policy page for more information about cookies and how we use them or click here to manage your cookie preferences.

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