Summary Report for:
15-1199.06 - Database Architects
Design strategies for enterprise database systems and set standards for operations, programming, and security. Design and construct large relational databases. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.
Sample of reported job titles: Data Administrator, Data Architect, Data Officer, Database Architect, Database Consultant, Information Architect, Information Modeling Engineer Specialist, Information Technology Architect (IT Architect), System Engineer, Technical Operations Vice President
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Develop and document database architectures.
- Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design and implementation stages to address business or industry requirements.
- Collaborate with system architects, software architects, design analysts, and others to understand business or industry requirements.
- Create and enforce database development standards.
- Demonstrate database technical functionality, such as performance, security and reliability.
- Design database applications, such as interfaces, data transfer mechanisms, global temporary tables, data partitions, and function-based indexes to enable efficient access of the generic database structure.
- Design databases to support business applications, ensuring system scalability, security, performance and reliability.
- Develop data models for applications, metadata tables, views or related database structures.
- Develop load-balancing processes to eliminate down time for backup processes.
- Develop or maintain archived procedures, procedural codes, or queries for applications.
- Document and communicate database schemas, using accepted notations.
- Identify and correct deviations from database development standards.
- Monitor and report systems resource consumption trends to assure production systems meet availability requirements and hardware enhancements are scheduled appropriately.
- Plan and install upgrades of database management system software to enhance database performance.
- Set up database clusters, backup, or recovery processes.
- Identify, evaluate and recommend hardware or software technologies to achieve desired database performance.
- Provide technical support to junior staff or clients.
- Test changes to database applications or systems.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
- Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
- Personal computers
- Photocopiers — Copy machines
- Server load balancer — Load balancers
Technology used in this occupation:
- Analytical or scientific software — Infobright Community Edition ICE
- Application server software — Oracle Application Server
- Backup or archival software — Data Recovery Software SQL Server Data Recovery; Oracle Data Guard; Oracle Recovery Manager
- Clustering software — Oracle Real Application Cluster RAC
- Data base management system software — Microsoft SQL Server; MySQL software; Oracle Migration Workbench *; SAP Sybase Replication Server (see all 9 examples)
- Data base user interface and query software — IBM DB2; Structured query language SQL; Transact-SQL
- Data mining software — IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence; IBM InfoSphere Warehouse; Rapid-I RapidMiner *
- Development environment software — Microsoft .NET Framework; Microsoft Visual Basic; Oracle Jdeveloper *; Quest SQL Optimizer for Oracle (see all 6 examples)
- Document management software — IBM Content Manager
- Enterprise application integration software — Extensible markup language XML; IBM InfoSphere DataStage; Oracle Data Integrator; SAS Data Integration Studio (see all 7 examples)
- Metadata management software — Altova MapForce; Data modeling software; IBM Rational System Architect; Interface Computers Data Loader (see all 15 examples)
- Network conferencing software — Microsoft SharePoint
- Object or component oriented development software — Oracle Java *; Python
- Operating system software — C shell; Linux; Microsoft Windows; Perl shell (see all 11 examples)
- Requirements analysis and system architecture software — Unified modeling language UML
- Storage media loading software — Intel Data Migration Software
- Web platform development software — Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP; Oracle Designer; PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor *
* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.
Detailed Work Activities
- Develop procedures for data management.
- Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology.
- Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
- Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning.
- Monitor computer system performance to ensure proper operation.
- Create electronic data backup to prevent loss of information.
- Provide technical support for software maintenance or use.
- Create databases to store electronic data.
- Communicate project information to others.
- Resolve computer software problems.
- Install computer software.
- Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
- Assess database performance.
- Document design or development procedures.
- Design computer modeling or simulation programs.
- Document technical specifications or requirements.
- Develop models of information or communications systems.
- Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
- Develop database parameters or specifications.
Interest code: ICE
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- Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
- Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
- Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wages data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.
Employment data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.
Industry data collected from Computer Occupations, All Other.
|Median wages (2014)||$40.10 hourly, $83,410 annual|
|Employment (2012)||206,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Slower than average (3% to 7%)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||40,200|
|Top industries (2012)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.