Thursday, June 16, 2016

Database Architect - what does it all mean?

It's interesting to have such varied work and challenges in front of me in my work for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).  My title is Database Architect, which could mean a lot of things and often does.  I looked back at the week and just noted the variation of tasks, in topic, depth, level of hands-on involvement, hard vs. soft skills, everything.  Blessed to get to work with and around really talented and hard-working people that keep the machine going.

Some of my week looked like:

Received training on Oracle Performance tuning
Conducted training on SQL Server Integration Services, including helping someone get the brand new version SQL Server Data Tools installed.
Helping a group migrate data and customize into a SharePoint list
Trained on SQL Server Reporting Services Report Builder
Helped a developer troubleshoot Web Services over a proxy
Various network architecture plans and database questions

And luckily, since many people take vacation in summer:

Covering for our Infrastructure Architect, helping (mostly just facilitating) the build of CDCR's Inmate Network.

Covering for a database administrator, i've planned and will be performing the organization's first Database backup based on differentials with staged recovery (long way of saying what was expected to take >15 hours should be completed in <5 p="">
Planning portions of a vendor's data center move




2 comments:

John Barness said...

We are facing constant growing of data amount in both the Web and personal computers. And the more information we need to proceed the more time it takes. That is why I think that ideals could be perfect when it's necessary to deal with huge databases.

Toby Valentine said...

Thank y for this clear explanation, it';s very important to understand how it works.
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