Write a 750- to 1,000-word paper in which you compare and contrast the roles of the database administrator (DBA) and a data administrator (DA). Address the following using job search sites and the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
• Describe the daily activities for each position.
• What are the job market differences between these two roles?
• Describe the tools that the DBA uses in his or her role.
Administration begins with the responsibilities of the data and carry over to include the responsibilities of the database, once the database is in place. The administrative roles of a database carries on for the life of the database and affect every aspect of the database. There are two different roles of administration, which are database administrator (DBA) and data administrator (DA). Typically, the roles of data and database administrator can be combined but for the purposes of this paper each role will be separate. Each role has a different set of critical rules that must be followed in order for the database to function properly. This paper will describe the activities of each position, the job market differences of each position, and the tools that the DBA uses.
A data administrator, which is also called referred to as a data analyst, “is responsible for planning and analysis, setting data policy and standards, promoting the company’s data as a competitive resource, accounting for the use of data, and providing liaison support to systems analysts during application development” (2008, Gillenson et al, p. ) The systems analyst also falls into the data administrator category. The data analysts preforms tasks such as how a computer can perform critical tasks, to what is involved in a company system, and how that system interacts between the company and any outside customers or vendors.
Database administrators have an operational role and are responsible for monitoring and...