The Database Technician (also commonly referred to as a “Database Administrator” or increasingly referred to as a “Cloud Administrator” where applicable) implements, supports and maintains the overall database infrastructure (including cloud-based environments, where applicable) and services for an organization. More specifically, a Database Tech/Admin manages and configures a company’s database including storage, migration, conversion, queries, protection, performance upgrades and cost efficiencies. It is important to note that because of increasing levels of data security concerns and the sensitive nature of data stored, backup, disaster recovery, and securing databases are essential components of a Database Tech/Admin’s job. Along these lines, the Database Tech/Admin oversees access to all database information and stays up to date with new releases. Equally important, the Database Tech/Admin must be very knowledgeable about privacy, confidentiality, and data protection from both conceptual and legislative perspectives.
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Employability Skills (e.g. soft skills)
Database Tech/Admins work closely with a variety of users to ensure internal and external data collection needs are met. Frequently, the Database Tech/Admin must move information stored in legacy databases to new ones and collaborate with Network Administrators to ensure databases are secured, properly linked and aligned with a company’s computer network. Whenever system maintenance is performed, the Database Tech/Admin troubleshoots to locate existing and potential defects. Furthermore, this person is responsible for guaranteeing that stored data comes from reliable sources.