Database Administrators are the Information Technology (IT) professionals responsible for keeping a database up to date and running.
Their responsibilities include: writing scripts and updating the database, keeping the database running 24/7, and backing up the database.
Database analysts are IT Professionals responsible for analyzing and reporting on the data in a database.
Their duties include reviewing the database design as well as the relationships between the tables in a database and analyzing / reporting trends, patterns and insights.
With this in-mind, let’s take a quick look at the differences, similarities and areas of shared responsibilities: