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Principles of Data Management - Facilitating information sharing Second edition by Keith Gordon

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10 DATABASE ADMINISTRATION

This chapter provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of database administrators. It also provides a more in-depth view of one of the jobs carried out by database administrators, the monitoring and tuning of the performance of a database.

DATABASE ADMINISTRATION RESPONSIBILITIES

Database administration is concerned with the management and control of the software used to access physical data. The database administrators, often called DBAs, look after the database management systems in use to record the organisation’s data. Database administrators are responsible for:

  • development and maintenance of technical standards covering the database administration function;
  • physical database design;
  • the management ...

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