Summary Report for:
15-1199.07 - Data Warehousing Specialists
Design, model, or implement corporate data warehousing activities. Program and configure warehouses of database information and provide support to warehouse users.
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Design, implement, or operate comprehensive data warehouse systems to balance optimization of data access with batch loading and resource utilization factors, according to customer requirements.
- Develop data warehouse process models, including sourcing, loading, transformation, and extraction.
- Create or implement metadata processes and frameworks.
- Create plans, test files, and scripts for data warehouse testing, ranging from unit to integration testing.
- Create supporting documentation, such as metadata and diagrams of entity relationships, business processes, and process flow.
- Design and implement warehouse database structures.
- Develop and implement data extraction procedures from other systems, such as administration, billing, or claims.
- Develop or maintain standards, such as organization, structure, or nomenclature, for the design of data warehouse elements, such as data architectures, models, tools, and databases.
- Implement business rules via stored procedures, middleware, or other technologies.
- Map data between source systems, data warehouses, and data marts.
- Perform system analysis, data analysis or programming, using a variety of computer languages and procedures.
- Select methods, techniques, or criteria for data warehousing evaluative procedures.
- Verify the structure, accuracy, or quality of warehouse data.
- Write new programs or modify existing programs to meet customer requirements, using current programming languages and technologies.
- Prepare functional or technical documentation for data warehouses.
- Provide or coordinate troubleshooting support for data warehouses.
- Review designs, codes, test plans, or documentation to ensure quality.
- Test software systems or applications for software enhancements or new products.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
- Computer servers — Storage servers
- Desktop computers
- High end computer servers — Data warehouse appliances
- Mainframe computers
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Personal computers
- Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
Technology used in this occupation:
- Analytical or scientific software — SAS ; SPSS ; StataCorp Stata ; The MathWorks MATLAB
- Application server software — Oracle WebLogic Server
- Backup or archival software — Veritas NetBackup
- Business intelligence and data analysis software — IBM Cognos Impromptu ; Qlik Tech QlikView ; Tableau ; TIBCO Spotfire (see all 6 examples)
- Clustering software — Aster Data nCluster
- Communications server software — IBM Domino
- Configuration management software — Perforce Helix software
- Customer relationship management CRM software — Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
- Data base management system software — Apache Hadoop ; Apache Oozie; Oracle PL/SQL ; Teradata Database (see all 24 examples)
- Data base reporting software — IBM Netezza TwinFin; Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services ; Oracle SQL Loader; SAP Crystal Reports (see all 5 examples)
- Data base user interface and query software — Apache Hive ; Cloudera Impala; Structured query language SQL ; Teradata BTEQ (see all 8 examples)
- Data mining software — Rapid-I RapidMiner; SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse; Teradata Parallel Transporter; Teradata Tpump (see all 5 examples)
- Development environment software — C ; Common business oriented language COBOL ; Microsoft .NET Framework ; Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript (see all 8 examples)
- Document management software — Teradata FastExport
- Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
- Enterprise application integration software — Extensible markup language XML ; IBM WebSphere ; SMSi Twister Data Integrator; Talend Open Studio (see all 6 examples)
- Enterprise resource planning ERP software — IBM Clarity Systems Clarity; Oracle Hyperion ; Oracle PeopleSoft ; SAP (see all 6 examples)
- Enterprise system management software — Splunk Enterprise
- File versioning software — Apache Subversion SVN
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Microsoft Visio
- Information retrieval or search software — Apache Avro
- Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software
- Metadata management software — CA Erwin Data Modeler ; Oracle Warehouse Builder; SAS Data Integration Server; Talend Data Fabric (see all 16 examples)
- Network monitoring software — Nagios
- Object or component oriented development software — C++ ; Objective C ; Python ; Spark (see all 8 examples)
- Object oriented data base management software — PostgreSQL
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Operating system software — Apple Macintosh OS; Linux ; Oracle Solaris ; Ubuntu (see all 10 examples)
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Project management software — Microsoft Project ; Microsoft SharePoint
- Requirements analysis and system architecture software — Unified modeling language UML
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Transaction security and virus protection software — McAfee ; Symantec
- Web platform development software — Ruby on Rails
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
Detailed Work Activities
- Develop procedures for data management.
- Design software applications.
- Develop diagrams or flow charts of system operation.
- Develop models of information or communications systems.
- Document operational procedures.
- Write computer programming code.
- Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
- Create databases to store electronic data.
- Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology.
- Develop testing routines or procedures.
- Evaluate data quality.
- Evaluate project designs to determine adequacy or feasibility.
- Modify software programs to improve performance.
- Test software performance.
- Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
Interest code: IC
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- 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.
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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 (2015)||$40.98 hourly, $85,240 annual|
|Employment (2014)||233,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2014-2024)||Slower than average (2% to 4%)|
|Projected job openings (2014-2024)||37,700|
|Top industries (2014)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data and 2014-2024 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.