Assessing Database Administration Today Research Paper by Nicky

A look at database administration today.
# 149739 | 2,962 words | 23 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper presents an in-depth discussion of current issues in database administration. In particular, the paper notes the importance of Database Management Systems (DBMS) and the role of the Database Administrator. The paper also discusses the challenges of database security, especially in light of breaches at the social network, Twitter. Additionally, the paper considers the areas of database backup and database recovery. According to the paper, each of these topic areas forms the foundation of a DBAs' many tasks in supporting an organization. The paper further notes the importance of databases in terms of managing strategic concerns relative to the value of data in an organization. Critical success factors essential for the development of effective database management systems including thorough systems analysis and design, the development of security and fault tolerance plans, and the development of change management programs are explored in detail. The paper concludes by addressing database recovery.


Database Management Systems
DBA Roles and Responsibilities
Database Design Considerations
Database Performance
Database Data Integrity and Availability
Database Security
Database Backup
Database Recovery

From the Paper:

"The evolution of databases from simple hierarchical structures to enterprise-wide DBMS platforms parallels their growth from being purely focused on IT tasks to being entirely focused on business and strategic processes and objectives. In order for this transition to occur, databases had to make the transition away from being purely hierarchical in design and adopt a more relational data structure that treated each data element as a logical, not necessarily, physical element of the database (Greene, 2008). In order for databases to become more aligned with the business needs of companies, the shift from hierarchical to relational and objective-based structures began decades ago and continues today. This allows for databases to be structured so they can also support logical table structures, records definitions and the defining of logical connections across multiple databases regardless of their location.
"Corresponding to the growth of relational databases is the increasing sophistication of data modeling (Geiger, 2009) and the continued growth of constraint-based modeling through constraint-based analysis and modeling..."

Sample of Sources Used:

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