database administrator




Database administrators test, implement and administer computer databases. They use their expertise in database management systems to plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases. They also use scripts and configuration files to tailor a database to users' needs.

Scope notes

Includes people performing managerial activities.

Alternative label

  • database manager

  • DBA

  • database administrators

  • data manager

  • data administrator

  • database configurator

  • data base administrator

  • data base administrators

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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