Explain the role of the Database Administrator in DBMS?

A database administrator (DBA) is a person or group in charge of implementing DBMS in an organization. The DBA job requires a high degree of technical expertise. DBA consists of a team of people rather than just one person.

The primary role of Database administrator is as follows −

  • Database design

  • Performance issues

  • Database accessibility

  • Capacity issues

  • Data replication

  • Table Maintenance

Responsibilities of DBA

The responsibilities of DBA are as follows −

  • Makes the decision concerning the content of the database.

  • Plans the storage structure and access strategy.

  • Provides the support to the users.

  • Defines the security and integrity checks.

  • Interpreter backup and recovery strategies.

  • Monitoring the performance and responding to the changes in the requirements.

Skills required for DBA

The skills required to be a successful DBA are as follows −

  • Database designing.

  • Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL).

  • Know about distributed architecture.

  • Knowledge on different operating servers.

  • Idea on Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).

  • Ready to face challenges and solve the problems quickly.

The role of DBA is as shown below −