Chapter 25

Explain Database Concepts and the Purpose of a Database

What is a database? What is a database used for? These are the questions that are answered in this chapter, as we cover CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Objective 5.1: Explain Database Concepts and the Purpose of a Database. Topics include the following:

  • Usage of database (create, import/input, query, reports)

  • Flat file vs. database (multiple concurrent users, scalability, speed, variety of data)

  • Records

  • Storage (data persistence)

Foundation Topics

Usage of Database

Databases are essential to any organization that must deal with large amounts of information. From customer and personnel lists to parts, subassemblies, and finished goods ready to sell, databases are relied upon to provide ...

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