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CISSP Training Kit by David R. Miller

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Database systems

Databases were introduced in computer technology in the 1960s. A database is a repository or store of data that organizes the data in a meaningful way so that the data can be easily input, processed, and retrieved. The database is intelligently structured to support the organization of the data, typically by using rows and columns of data fields, the location to store a single data element or piece of data. These rows and columns of data fields build a table in the database, and databases typically have many tables. Each table in a database holds different types of data, but the tables and the data they hold typically interrelate with one another.

Data Field or Cell?

The data field can also be called a cell in the table and is a ...

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