Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Many people don't realize the work as a database administrator. This is because database administrator is not a popular job that graduated student want to apply. They prefer a more famous job like software engineer. Many people ask what do database administrators do? why do they exist? did they have a high salary? All this question must have pop up in your mind sometime because in world nowdays people don't want to take risk to apply a job that they seldomly heard about. Now i will tell you a little bit about what do database administrators actually do.

Database administrators is people that use database management software to determine the most efficient ways to organize and access a company's data. They also responsible for maintaining database security and backing up the system.

Database administrators is a fast-growing industry.  Database administrators can expect to earn an annual salary of $48,000 to $85,000.

so student that takes computer science in database system should not worry about finding a job because now days there are a lot of company that want to hire an database administrators.

Skill that needed to be database administrators:
  • strong organizational skills
  • strong logical and analytical thinking
  • ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail
  • ability to think broadly and consider impacts across system and within the organization.
A database administrator's activities can be listed as below:
  • Transferring Data
  • Replicating Data
  • Maintaining database and ensuring its availability to users
  • Maintaining the data dictionary
  • Controlling privileges and permissions to database users
  • Monitoring database performance
  • Database backup and recovery
  • Database security Stop

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