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A database administrator (DBA) is responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. They will also be involved in the planning and development of the database as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.
A DBA makes sure that databases have the following qualities:
DBA roles vary depending on the type of database, the processes they administer and the capabilities of the database management system (DBMS) in use.
Your level of responsibility will determine the tasks you carry out in the job. Some work may be pure maintenance while other roles will involve you specialising in database development.
Tasks may involve some or all of the following:
Because of the increasing levels of hacking and the sensitive nature of data stored, security and disaster recovery have become increasingly important aspects of the work.
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