Classification of DBMS Users

In this course, we will study Classification of DBMS Users and their types like - database administrator, Database designer, End-user, System analyst, Application programmers.

Who are the Database management system users

There are various types of users depending upon the requirement and roles they perform. These are the individuals who use and take full benefits of the database. All of them are mentioned below:

  1. A database administrator (DBA)
  2. Database designer (DD)
  3. End-user
  4. System analyst
  5. Application programmers
Classification of DBMS Users

Who is a Database administrator (DBA)?

These are the people or groups of persons who are responsible for the overall control or management of the database.
These individuals have a working knowledge with a wide range of database management products

There are various responsibilities of DBA

Who is a database designer

There are various responsibilities of DD:

  1. Defining the schema
  2. Defining storage structures and access methods
  3. Applying normalization rules
  4. Refine the design
  5. Dividing information into tables
  6. Specifying primary keys.

Who are End-users

End-users in DBMS

Types of end-users

Casual end users

Naive or parametric end users

Sophisticated end users

Standalone users

These are users who maintain their personal database by using program packages.

Who is a System analyst

These work on higher levels in the organization and ensure the functioning of systems, infrastructures and computer systems.

They need to have knowledge about different operating systems, programming languages, and software and hardware platforms

System analyst

Who are Application programmers

Application programmers