Your data architect should be an expert at defining data structures. Data architects should be able to envision how a logical design can transition into a physical database, and also, how the data can be best manipulated so as to result in the greatest functionality of the finished product. For your data architect, communication and presentation skills are crucial. Data architects must be good team players. They should be meticulous and curious. Your data architect should possess a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science or a closely related field.
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