DBA Organization and Staff

  • Jay-Louise Weldon
Part of the Applications of Modern Technology in Business book series (AMTB)


The dba group is the organizational subunit charged with carrying out the tasks and responsibilities of data base administration. Typically the dba group reports within the data processing department and draws its staff primarily from that department. Reflecting both its organizational position and internal policies on naming, the dba may be called Manager of Data Base Administration, Director of Data Base Services, Manager of Information Resources, or any of a number of similar titles. Where no dba group exists, the administrative and technical tasks of data base administration are assigned to existing groups within edp. Technical tasks are performed by groups within the computer operations or system services department, sometimes called dbms Support, Data Base Design, On-line Systems. Administrative tasks are assumed largely by data processing management.(1)


Data Base Physical Designer Data Dictionary System Analyst Technical Task 


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  1. 1.
    Brebach, G. T., An Approach to the Organizational Evolution of the DBA Function, Auerbach Data Base Management Portfolio No. 22-05-04, Auerbach Publishers, Pennsauken, N.J., 1976.Google Scholar
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    Chamberlain, Robert B., Job Descriptions for DBA Staff, Auerbach Data Base Management Portfolio No. 22-05-05, Auerbach Publishers, Pennsauken, N.J., 1978.Google Scholar
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    IBM, The Role of IMS at Equitable Life, Applications Brief GK20-1040-0, September 1977. (Available from IBM Corporation Data Processing Division, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, N.Y. 10604.).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay-Louise Weldon
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Business AdministrationNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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