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Database Administration: The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures, Second Edition by Craig S. Mullins

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1. What Is a DBA?

Every organization that manages data using a database management system (DBMS) requires a database administration (DBA) group to ensure the effective use and deployment of the company’s databases. And since most modern organizations of every size use at least one DBMS, the need for database administrators (DBAs) is greater today than ever before. However, the discipline of database administration is not well understood or universally practiced in a coherent and easily replicated manner.

The need for a database administrator is greater today than ever before.

There is a frequently repeated joke about database administration that helps to underscore both the necessity for DBA and lack of understanding of the DBA function. It goes ...

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