Database Architects


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+10.3% (faster than the average)


What Database Architects Do

Design strategies for enterprise databases, data warehouse systems, and multidimensional networks. Set standards for database operations, programming, query processes, and security. Model, design, and construct large relational databases or data warehouses. Create and optimize data models for warehouse infrastructure and workflow. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.

Other Job Titles Database Architects May Have

Database Analyst, Database Architect, Database Developer, Information Technology Architect (IT Architect)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

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A great day would include the culmination or completion, of a project, whether that task had been something relatively minor, or a large-scale project we'd been working on for months.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Design databases to support business applications, ensuring system scalability, security, performance, and reliability.
  • Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design and implementation stages to address business or industry requirements.
  • Collaborate with system architects, software architects, design analysts, and others to understand business or industry requirements.
  • Develop data models for applications, metadata tables, views or related database structures.
  • Set up database clusters, backup, or recovery processes.

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