All of us have used some kind of database, at least once in a lifetime. Collection of data in the Excel spreadsheets, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), or contact lists in our Gmail mailbox are the most obvious examples.
If you want to manage those information, analyze them and generate reports based on those data, you need to use a Database Management System (DBMS). It’s a software that will help you with that. One of the first DBMSs, IBM IMS (Information Management System), was launched in 1966 and was designed for Apollo program. IMS helped in the inventory of huge amount of bill of materials needed to build Saturn V moon rocket and Apollo space vehicle.
That’s a cool, geeky stuff, but what does it mean for the recruiter?
As the new types of databases are still created (e.g. NewSQL) and the number of information, which needs to be managed or retrieved increases in a geometry rate, some of the companies decided to create brand new role: Database Developer. Don’t confuse it with Database Administrator, whose responsibilities are a bit different. Developer designs and develops new features or programs that will cooperate with databases, as well as improves their performance. Where to look for those professionals? Take a look at our presentation!
This presentation will give you a bit of overview on the databases topic, how they’re divided and what SQL stands for.