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Roles and Responsibilities DBA

Roles and Responsibilities DBA

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Roles and Responsibilities

From Oracle FAQ [edit] DBA Responsibilities
The job of the DBA seems to be everything that everyone else either doesn't want to do, or doesn't have the ability to do. DBAs get the enviable task of figuring out all of the things no one else can figure out. More seriously though, here is a list of typical DBA responsibilities:
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Installation, configuration and upgrading of Oracle server software and related products Evaluate Oracle features and Oracle related products Establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures Take care of the Database design and implementation Implement and maintain database security (create and maintain users and roles, assign privileges) Perform database tuning and performance monitoring Perform application tuning and performance monitoring Setup and maintain documentation and standards Plan growth and changes (capacity planning) Work as part of a team and provide 7x24 support when required Perform general technical trouble shooting and give consultation to development teams Interface with Oracle Corporation for technical support.

[edit] DBA Skills Required Good understanding of the Oracle database, related utilities and tools A good understanding of the underlying operating system

A good knowledge of the physical database design Ability to perform both Oracle and operating system performance tuning and monitoring Knowledge of ALL Oracle backup and recovery scenarios A good knowledge of Oracle security management A good knowledge of how Oracle acquires and manages resources A good knowledge Oracle data integrity Sound knowledge of the implemented application systems Experience in code migration, database change management and data management through the various stages of the development life cycle A sound knowledge of both database and system performance tuning A DBA should have sound communication skills with management, development teams, vendors and systems administrators Provide a strategic database direction for the organisation A DBA should have the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines A DBA should possess a sound understanding of the business

systems analyst designs new IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity. The work might be for an external client or an internal client (such as a department within the same organisation). Working closely with the client, analysts examine existing business models and flows of data, discuss their findings with the client, and design an appropriate improved IT solution. They produce outline designs and costings of new IT systems, specifying the operations the system will perform, and the way data will be viewed by the user, present their design to the client and, once it is approved, work closely with the client team to implement the solution.

Typical work activities

Most systems analysts work with a specific type of IT system, which varies with the type of organisation. Work activities also depend on the size and nature of the organisation, but typically involve:
 liaising extensively with external or internal clients;  analysing clients' existing systems;  translating client requirements into highly specified project briefs;  identifying options for potential solutions and assessing them for both

technical and business suitability;  creating logical and innovative solutions to complex problems;  drawing up specific proposals for modified or replacement systems;  producing project feasibility reports;  presenting proposals to clients;  working closely with developers and a variety of end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction;  ensuring that budgets are adhered to and deadlines met;  drawing up a testing schedule for the complete system;  overseeing the implementation of a new system;  planning and working flexibly to a deadline;  writing user manuals;  providing training to users of a new system;  keeping up to date with technical and industry sector developments. Job titles in the IT sector are fluid, changing with advances in technology, and also varying between organisations. It is a good idea to look at the job description beneath the job title. For example, analysts may be known as systems or business analysts or, simply, as IT consultants. The situation is further complicated by the introduction of fourth generation languages (4GL) and objectorientated programming, which make it easier for ‘analysts/developers’ to design and modify systems. Traditional boundaries between systems analysis and programming have eroded and many practitioners now regard themselves as analysts/developers. Some overlap with project management is also common.

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