Chapter 1

Describe core data concept

Data has played an integral role in human endeavors throughout history, but its significance has surged exponentially in recent times, driven by technological advancements and the digital revolution. From ancient records inscribed on stone tablets to the vast digital repositories we have today, the evolution of data has profoundly shaped the trajectory of human progress. The field of data management and analytics has witnessed remarkable breakthroughs, fueled by the exponential growth of computing power and the escalating complexity of modern business challenges.

The structured organization of data originated during the emergence of relational databases in the 1970s. Visionaries like Edgar F. Codd revolutionized ...

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