Database administrators (DBA) are specialized data analysts who use applications to organize, store and manage data. Their duties often include ensuring the integrity of the database, performing data migration, troubleshooting databases and controlling user access. DBAs work an average of 40 to 60 hours during the week, and often over weekends.
DBAs may work in various capacities within a company. They may be involved in the design, planning and development stage of a database. They may also work as specialized system database administrators, responsible for performing upgrades, fixing program bugs and ensuring the integrity of a computer‰Ûªs system. They work in almost any industry and may use databases to hold different types of data, ranging from customer records to stocking info.
Linked with supercomputers and biotech companies, Seattle‰Ûªs reputation as a tech-friendly city makes it a popular pick for many IT specialists. But beyond its thriving tech and biotech industry the city boasts a growing financial sector that features major players such as Vulcan Inc. and Capital One. Seattle is also home to a successful gaming industry as well as the eighth largest port in the country.
Getting around Seattle is easy. The city offers a variety of smart transportation options, including light rail, street cars, taxis and monorail. The biking trails and bike lanes experience a lot of activity during the spring and summer when the cool winter gives way to beautiful weather. Some of the popular landmarks include the Space Needle, Great Seattle Wheel, Ballard Farmer‰Ûªs Market and the Seattle Center.
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