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: