Building, Supporting, Managing and Maintaining Critical IT Services
OIT’s team of database administrators work to support UA’s databases, ensuring students, faculty and staff can use critical applications such as myBama, Banner and Degreeworks – just to name a few. Database administrators support, manage and keep existing databases up-to-date. This includes both Oracle and SQL server databases for administrative applications.
Database administrators work with the OIT security team to ensure the University’s data is secure. They work to backup and restore data to prevent any data loss – keeping UA student, faculty and staff information secure. A key responsibility for database administrators is to ensure databases operate efficiently and without error. This group often works nights and weekends, applying patches, modifications and upgrades to keep database structures current, secure and reliable.