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A database is a collection of information that is organized so that it can easily be accessed, managed, and updated. In one view, databases can
be classified according to types of content: bibliographic, full-text, numeric, and images.

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In computing, databases are sometimes classified according to their organizational approach. The most prevalent approach is the relational
database, a tabular database in which data is defined so that it can be reorganized and accessed in a number of different ways. A distributed
database is one that can be dispersed or replicated among different points in a network. An object-oriented programming database is one that
is congruent with the data defined in object classes and subclasses.

Computer databases typically contain aggregations of data records or files, such as sales transactions, product catalogs and inventories, and
customer profiles. Typically, a database manager provides users the capabilities of controlling read/write access, specifying report generation,
and analyzing usage. Databases and database managers are prevalent in large mainframe systems, but are also present in smaller distributed
workstation and mid-range systems such as the AS/400 and on personal computers. SQL (Structured Query Language) is a standard
language for making interactive queries from and updating a database such as IBM's DB2, Microsoft's SQL Server, and database products
from Oracle, Sybase, and Computer Associates.

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[-] gerekidan
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this hand out is good.but if u add more information whow to use the data base is more clear

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[-] anayaali
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in database how normalize data using E-R diagram and how imliment queries

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[-] chloe20042016
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thank you that is very helpful.!

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please any one tell me about queries and subqueries and also normalization

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I'm really satisfied with the definition of database.

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