8.3. Database Development Life Cycle
As stated above, a database system is a fundamental component of the larger enterprise information system. The database development life cycle (DDLC) is a process of designing, implementing and maintaining a database system to meet strategic or operational information needs of an organisation or enterprise such as:
Improved customer support and customer satisfaction.
Better production management.
Better inventory management.
More accurate sales forecasting.
The database development life cycle (DDLC) is inherently associated with the software development life cycle (SDLC) of the information system. DDLC goes hand-in-hand with the SDLC and database development activities starts right at the requirement phase. ...