A Database Administrator is a skilled IT professional who is involved in the management, development and planning of a database. Most DBAs have a firm knowledge of existing database technologies and management systems as well as programming languages like SQL (Structured Query Language). Their task may also involve mapping out the design for a database, setting data standards, creating user permission and privilege and installing or backing up DMBS.
DBAs within large companies often work closely with other programmers and IT project managers to ensure the integrity, security and efficiency of a database. Senior level DBAs may oversee the installation of customized applications to fit with emerging needs. Database Administrators may work long hours and are expected to be available to deal with any sudden emergency.
Washington DC‰Ûªs status as the nation's capital makes it a popular pick for many of the country‰Ûªs biggest companies. The city is home to giants like Amazon and Microsoft as well as scores of innovative business startups across the city. Washington also offers several attractive landmarks including the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and the White House. The urban experience changes between slower-paced residential neighborhoods like Cathedral Heights and Southwest Waterfront to bustling locations like Columbia Heights and Penn Quarter.
Life in Washington, DC evolves with the seasons. The summers tend to be warm, so many of the residents spend most of their time indoors away from the heat. But during the spring and fall, Washington transforms into a pleasant city that‰Ûªs great for walking and cycling.
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