data management system

Our database approach incorporates the following principles

  • Data remains consistent across the database
  • Data is clearly defined
  • Users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs
  • There is provision for data security and recovery control
  • Typical responsibilities include the following
  • Considering both 'back end' organization of data and 'front end' accessibility for end users
  • Installing and testing new versions of the database management system (DBMS)
  • Maintaining data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act
  • Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary ('metadata')
  • Controlling access permissions and privileges
  • Developing, managing and testing backup and recovery plans
  • Capacity planning and ensure database integrity and security
  • Because of the increasing levels of hacking and the sensitive nature of data stored, security and recoverability or 'disaster recovery' have become increasingly important aspects of the work.