Database concepts

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Database
Database administration
What is a database?

what are the steps to creating a database?



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Stricly speaking, a ‘database’ is a collection of information. The information stored on this web site could be considered a database. So could a bunch of tape files.

Today, when one hears ‘database’ one tends to think of ‘relational database management system’ and this cause some confusion because a ‘relational database management system’ (RDBMS) implies so much more than just a group of information.

Your questions are not simply to answer – the answers are quite involved.

One could create a database with very little understanding, I suppose. But in truth, one needs to understand many concepts.

Different products, different platforms, different needs, different business rules, different uses … all this means that some heavy duty analysis and learning is needed before you just jump in and ‘create a database.’

Happy New Year.

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