(plural database administrators) (abbreviated as DBA)
- a database analyst is only responsible for the design aspects of databases
database administrator - Computer Definition
A person responsible for the physical design and management of the database and for the evaluation, selection and implementation of the DBMS. In most organizations, the database administrator and data administrator are one and the same; however, when the two responsibilities are managed separately, the database administrator's function is more technical. See system development life cycle, job descriptions and salary survey.