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1.) A database is storage of organized information. The information can be retrieved anytime.

The storage of information could be in any number of formats. There are physical and electronic databases (http://www.usg.edu/galileo/skills/unit04/primer04_01.phtml). 2.) A.) Human/Tabular data data generated by humans that fits into tables and arrays. B.) Human/Non tabular data all other human-generated data C.) Machine-Generated data (http://www.dbms2.com/2010/01/17/three-broad-categories-of-data/) 3.) Define the following: a. Table - a set of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns. b. Query its common function is to retrieve data from tables c. Form - contains command buttons that perform various commands d. Report - summarizes and presents data in the tables e. Field smaller entities that breaks each record f. Primary Key - uniquely identifies each record in the table. g. Foreign Key - column or group of columns in a relational database table that provides a link between data in two tables h. Data Types classifications that identify possible values for and operations that can be done on the data, as well as the way the data in that field is stored in the database. (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/database-basics-HA010064450.aspx#BMmodules) (http://databases.about.com/cs/administration/g/primarykey.htm) (http://www.techopedia.com/definition/7272/foreign-key) (http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisserver/9.3/dotnet/index.htm#geodatabases/data_ty2128173095.ht m) (http://www.studytonight.com/dbms/rdbms-concept.php) 4.) Why is it that we need to know and to understand what databases are? How do we relate it to the information system that we discussed last meeting?

As we have discussed last meeting, information systems are used to process data into information. It supports the end users by giving them access to the information. We need to know and to understand what databases are because data is being held in databases for a large number of information systems (http://www.grcoatley.mcc.education.nsw.gov.au/ipt_website/07_databases/info_systems_and_d atabase.htm).

5.) 5. Give 5 Examples of database management system applications. Site the following

a.) Application Name: Access (Jet, MSDE)


Developer: Microsoft What type of database management system it is?: (object oriented? relational?): Relational b.) Application Name: Adabas D Developer: Software AG What type of database management system it is?: Relational

c.) Application Name: SQL Server


Developer: Microsoft What type of database management system it is?: Relational d.) Application Name: DB2 Developer: IBM What type of database management system it is?: Object-relational e.) Application Name: Filemaker Developer: FileMaker Inc. What type of database management system it is?: Relational (http://cs.fit.edu/~pbernhar/dbms.html)