Every day we create an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data and this amount is accelerating at an exponential rate. More data has been collected in the past two years than in the entire human history.
So where does all of this data go? One of the foundational locations is a database. Without the database and the ability to query it, it would be nearly impossible to analyse any of that data in a meaningful way. With that being said, administrators are needed for all of this information.
Database Administration consists of everything required to manage a database and make it available as needed. The database administrator (DBA) is the person who manages, backs up and ensures the availability of the data produced and consumed by today’s organisations via their IT systems.
Setup database systems, ensure those systems operate efficiently and regularly store, back up, and secure data from unauthorized access with the industry-leading database management platform from Microsoft.
Important decisions have to be made at the planning stage though as areas such as how to optimise the Windows server or servers SQL will run on, whether to implement availability groups or not and selecting RAID levels for storage for example need to be considered ahead of time.
Post-installation tasks can include configuring Database Mail and SQL Server Agent Alerts in order to receive critical errors as and when they occur, implementing backup strategies, performance tuning and configuring regular maintenance tasks.
Data Access and Auditing
Backup and Restore
Manage and Monitor Instances
High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Databases and Instances
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