A database administrator’s main task is to maintain and support the large files that contain a company’s business information. His/her responsibility is to ensure that the information contained in those files is constantly available to the users of that information. The database administrator implements, configures and troubleshoots database instances, replication, backup, partitions, storage, and access. The DBA is responsible for monitoring and optimizing system performance using index tuning, disk optimization, and other methods.
- Monitors and optimizes system performance using index tuning, disk optimization, and other methods.
- Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains a database system.
- Implements, configures, and troubleshoots database instances, replication, backup, partitions, storage, and access.
- Sets user privileges within the database environment.
A minimum certification in database administration is essential for this position, although having a college degree is a big advantage.
The pay package of a database administrator (DBA) ranges between HKD$22.30 – HKD$769,334 and the median pay being HKD$268,584.