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Database Administrator (DBA)

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Database Administrator (DBA) - definition(s)

Database Administrator (DBA) - The person who is ultimately responsible for the functionality, integrity, and safety of the database.

[Category=Database Management ]

Source: Northwest Database Services, 08 November 2009 09:49:44, External

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Database Administrator - An IT professional responsible for devloping physical data models and for maintaining physical, structured data assets.

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 29 November 2009 09:49:42, External

Database Administrator - A person (or group of people) responsible for the maintenance and performance of a database.

[Category=Data Warehousing ]

Source: Aexis Business Intelligence, 26 November 2010 10:19:59, External

database administrator - [Data Management_] The person who manages a database. Database administration includes user setup, security, backup and recovery procedures for data, and optimization of physical data storage for best performance.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: esri, 18 March 2012 08:09:23, External 

database administrator (DBA) - (DBA is also an abbreviation for doing business as - a term sometimes used in business and legal writing. dBA is an abbreviation for A-weighted decibels.)

A database administrator (DBA) directs or performs all activities related to maintaining a successful database environment. Responsibilities include designing, implementing, and maintaining the database system; establishing policies and procedures pertaining to the management, security, maintenance, and use of the database management system; and training employees in database management and use. A DBA is expected to stay abreast of emerging technologies and new design approaches. Typically, a DBA has either a degree in Computer Science and some on-the-job training with a particular database product or more extensive experience with a range of database products. A DBA is usually expected to have experience with one or more of the major database management products, such as Structured Query Language, SAP, and Oracle-based database management software.

Related glossary terms: Binary Large Object (BLOB), data structure, catalog, data mart, ECMAScript (European Computer Manufacturers Association Script), Visual FoxPro, segment, block, flat file

[Category=Data Management ]

Source:, 25 July 2013 08:22:55, External  

database administrator (DBA) - A person, often certified, who is responsible for supporting and maintaining the integrity of the structure and content of a database.

[Category=Big Data ]

Source: DataInformed, 21 October 2013 10:00:40, External  

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