Profession data centre operator

Data centre operators maintain computer operations within the data centre. They manage daily activities within the centre to solve problems, maintain the system availability, and evaluate the system's performance.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Database management systems

    The tools for creating, updating and managing databases, such as Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Resource description framework query language

    The query languages such as SPARQL which are used to retrieve and manipulate data stored in Resource Description Framework format (RDF).

  • Query languages

    The field of standardised computer languages for retrieval of information from a database and of documents containing the needed information.

Skills

  • Develop contingency plans for emergencies

    Compose procedures outlining specific actions to be taken in the event of an emergency, taking into account all the risks and dangers that could be involved, ensuring that the plans comply with safety legislation and represent the safest course of action.

  • Keep up with the latest information systems solutions

    Gather the latest information on existing information systems solutions which integrate software and hardware, as well as network components.

  • Manage database

    Apply database design schemes and models, define data dependencies, use query languages and database management systems (DBMS) to develop and manage databases.

  • Maintain database performance

    Calculate values for database parameters. Implement new releases and execute regular maintenance tasks such as establishing backup strategies and eliminating index fragmentation. Evaluate hardware products and operating systems.

  • Balance database resources

    Stabilise the workload and resources of a database, by controlling the demand of transactions, allocating disk spaces and ensuring reliability of the servers in order to optimise cost and risk ratio.

  • Administer ICT system

    Handle components of ICT system by maintaining configuration, managing users, monitoring resource use, performing backups and installing hardware or software in order to ensure that the system meets the set requirements.

  • Maintain ICT server

    Diagnose and eliminate hardware faults via repair or replacement. Take preventive measures, review performance, update software, review accessibility.

  • Maintain database security

    Master a wide variety of information security controls in order to pursue maximal database protection.

  • Migrate existing data

    Apply migration and conversion methods for existing data, in order to transfer or convert data between formats, storage or computer systems.

  • Analyse ICT system

    Study the activity and performance of information systems in order to model their usage and weaknesses, specify purpose, architecture and services and discover operations and procedures for accomplishing them most efficiently.

  • Monitor system performance

    Measure system reliability and performance before, during and after component integration and during system operation and maintenance. Select and use performance monitoring tools and techniques, such as special software.

  • Provide technical documentation

    Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products or services, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience without technical background and compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.

Optional knowledge and skills

create solutions to problems ldap business ict systems microsoft access integrate system components mdx unstructured data openedge database objectstore sql server database development tools world wide web consortium standards data models control of expenses postgresql sparql mysql filemaker conform to health and safety regulations develop automated migration methods data storage use ict ticketing system use different communication channels db2 ca datacom/db n1ql linq ibm informix xquery information confidentiality teradata database

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