Our database administrator builds and maintains custom databases to meet the specific data needs of a company or organization. Databases streamline the data-entry process by making data in like fields similar in format, which is essential in accessing and sorting data more efficiently.
Our database administrator (DBA) is responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. Additional role requirements are likely to include planning, development and troubleshooting.
Mavstack database approach incorporates the following principles:
- Data remains consistent across the database.
- Data is clearly defined.
- Users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs.
- There is provision for data security and recovery control (all data is retrievable in an emergency).
DBA roles are increasingly identified by the databases, the processes they administer and the capabilities of the database management system (DBMS) in use.
- Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast query responses to front-end users.
- Mapping out the conceptual design for a planned database in outline.
- Considering both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users.
- Refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model.
- Further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements.
- Installing and testing new versions of the DBMS.
- Maintaining data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act.
- Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata).
- Commissioning and installing new applications and customizing existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose.
Because of the increasing levels of hacking and the sensitive nature of data stored, security and disaster recovery have become increasingly important aspects of the our work.