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DBMS Assignment

Describe the importance of data and databases. Define the key terms needed to understand databases and database management. Describe the major characteristics of databases and database management. Outline the major database management systems and describe their advantages and disadvantages. Describe the structure of different database management systems. Describe ways that database software can be used to manipulate and analyze data. Describe the purposes and value of data mining, data warehousing, and data marts.

Knowledge Check
What is an advantage of major database management systems? 1. 2. 3. 4. The same information can be made available to different users. Fires and earthquakes that might destroy the system. Once an unauthorized user gets into the database, they have access to all the files. Time and cost to implement.

Answer A is correct. An advantage of major database management systems are that the same information can be made available to different users. Which of the following is a database management system (DBMS) that works on the principle that each table has a key field that uniquely identifies each row, and that these key fields can be used to connect one table of data to another. 1. 2. 3. 4. Hierarchical databases Network databases Relational databases Object-oriented databases

Answer C is correct.

Knowledge Check
Which SQL command indicates the table name from which column names will be derived? 1. SELECT 2. CREATE 3. FROM

4. WHERE Answer C is correct. The FROM command indicates the table name from which column names will be derived.

Knowledge Check
Which statement is considered a key issue associated with data security? 1. 2. 3. 4. Determining who has access, as well as the degree of access. Protecting the data from unauthorized use and sabotage. Protecting the data from physical harm or accident. All of the above.

Answer D is correct. All of the above are key issues associated with data security.

Knowledge Check
Which of the following best describes data marts? 1. Also known as "knowledge discovery," refers to the process of analyzing trends, patterns, and correlations that can guide decision-making and increase understanding. 2. A collection of data, usually current and historical, from multiple databases that the organization can use for analysis and decision-making. 3. Related sets of data that are grouped together and separated out from the main body of data. 4. Designed to assist individuals and organizations in managing and extracting meaning from enormous amounts of data. Answer C is correct. Data marts are related sets of data that are grouped together and separated out from the main body of data.

Knowledge Check
In general, what is the first step in the basic process used to develop a database? 1. 2. 3. 4. Define the information needs Develop conceptual design Define business processes Determine scope of database development effort

Answer C is correct. The first step in the basic process used to develop a database is to identify or define your business processes.