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Introductory Database Theory: Systems And Design

Before you can begin to design a database you must understand the underlying concepts and theories of why databases are used and how they are created. In this article, Steve gives us a great explanation of what a database is, the relational database model, metadata and indexes, the database management system and structured query language.

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By: Steve Adcock
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January 19, 2002
  1. · Introductory Database Theory: Systems And Design
  2. · What is a database?
  3. · The relational model
  4. · Metadata and indexes
  5. · The DBMS and SQL
  6. · Conclusion

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Introductory Database Theory: Systems And Design - Conclusion
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The information that has presented in this article is an extremely basic look at databases. We took a look at the relational database model, what metadata and indexes are, and we touched on what DBMS's and SQL are. Databasing continues to be a very lucrative profession within the IT industry, and I encourage those who are interested in such a career to sustain their research on databases and enjoy this wonderful IT specialization.

If you'd like to learn how to create databases and use manipulate them, then please take a look at the list of related links and books, which are shown below.
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