What is a database?

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What is a database?

  1. 1. Information Systems and Databases What the hell is a database? Why do I care?
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is an information system? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Environment Purpose Who is it for? Needs(s) they have Information System <ul><ul><li>Information Processes </li></ul></ul>Participants Data/ Information Information Technology
  4. 4. <ul><li>What is a database? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are information systems and databases linked in this topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we still study databases? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they relevant? </li></ul>
  5. 14. <ul><li>What key concepts are important in databases? </li></ul><ul><li>The definition of a database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An related collection of data organised into files, records fields. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The arrangement of database elements </li></ul><ul><li>File  Record  Field  Character </li></ul>
  6. 15. Heirarchy of a database
  7. 16. Name: Address: Phone: Name: Address: Phone: Name: Address: Phone:

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