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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.

The occupation code you requested, 15-1099.08 (Database Architects), is no longer in use. In the future, please use 15-1199.06 (Database Architects) instead.

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

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Tasks

  • Develop and document database architectures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design and implementation stages to address business or industry requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collaborate with system architects, software architects, design analysts, and others to understand business or industry requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create and enforce database development standards. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Demonstrate database technical functionality, such as performance, security and reliability. See more occupations related to this task.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design databases to support business applications, ensuring system scalability, security, performance and reliability. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop data models for applications, metadata tables, views or related database structures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop load-balancing processes to eliminate down time for backup processes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or maintain archived procedures, procedural codes, or queries for applications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Document and communicate database schemas, using accepted notations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify and correct deviations from database development standards. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor and report systems resource consumption trends to assure production systems meet availability requirements and hardware enhancements are scheduled appropriately. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan and install upgrades of database management system software to enhance database performance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Set up database clusters, backup, or recovery processes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend hardware or software technologies to achieve desired database performance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide technical support to junior staff or clients. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test changes to database applications or systems. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Copy machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Server load balancer — Load balancers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Infobright Community Edition ICE See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Application server software — Oracle Application Server See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Backup or archival software — Data Recovery Software SQL Server Data Recovery; Oracle Data Guard; Oracle Recovery Manager See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Clustering software — Oracle Real Application Cluster RAC See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base management system software — Microsoft SQL Server; MySQL software; Oracle Migration Workbench *; SAP Sybase Replication Server (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — IBM DB2; Structured query language SQL; Transact-SQL See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data mining software — IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence; IBM InfoSphere Warehouse; Rapid-I RapidMiner * See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Development environment software — Microsoft .NET Framework; Microsoft Visual Basic; Oracle Jdeveloper *; Quest SQL Optimizer for Oracle (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — IBM Content Manager See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise application integration software — Extensible markup language XML; IBM InfoSphere DataStage; Oracle Data Integrator; SAS Data Integration Studio (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Metadata management software — Altova MapForce; Data modeling software; IBM Rational System Architect; Interface Computers Data Loader (see all 15 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network conferencing software — Microsoft SharePoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object or component oriented development software — Oracle Java *; Python See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — C shell; Linux; Microsoft Windows; Perl shell (see all 11 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Requirements analysis and system architecture software — Unified modeling language UML See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Storage media loading software — Intel Data Migration Software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web platform development software — Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP; Oracle Designer; PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor * See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Develop procedures for data management. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor computer system performance to ensure proper operation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create electronic data backup to prevent loss of information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create databases to store electronic data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate project information to others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolve computer software problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install computer software. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess database performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document design or development procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design computer modeling or simulation programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document technical specifications or requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop database parameters or specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ICE

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Values

  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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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
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 206,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 40,200
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "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.

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