Data architects are responsible for the design, structure, and maintenance of data, usually organized in a relational database. A data architect ensures the accuracy and accessibility of data relevant to an organization or a project. A successful data architect must possess superior analytical skills and be detail-oriented. Data architects require the ability to communicate effectively, as they typically are part of a larger team within an information technology department. A big data architect salary in India has averaged at Rs 1.60 lakh per month.