What is a database administrator?
A database administrator is responsible for the control and maintenance of an organisation’s database management systems. They plan, design and develop database management systems (DMS) that meet user requirements.
Database administrator duties and tasks can include:
- Liaising with internal managers and teams to design DMS that meet data needs and configuration requirements
- Maintenance of DMS components such as architecture, tables, structure and naming conventions
- Ensuring DMS is up-to-date by testing for bugs and resolving technical issues
- Managing DMS data distribution and protocols
- Maintaining optimum DMS performance and handling user controls.
These technical tasks are particularly well-suited to being outsourced as they are repetitive and rules-based, requiring a high level of attention to detail. Organisations can free up their local web development teams time by sending these tasks to outsourced database administrators. This allows your onshore team to focus on higher value work.