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January 2009

What is a Data Architect?

 

What is a Data Architect?

Ever since 2002my title has been data architect.  It's actually funny how this came about...my company had a rule that all "DBAs" had to reside under a particular department head, but my future manager, who was persuingme for awhile to join his team, worked in a different department.  To join the team I needed a different title ...hence my becoming a "data architect".  In an instant I was promoted...samejob, same duties, different title.  At the timeI didn't give much thought to the distinction in titles.  Andto this day I couldn't care less what my title is.