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Introducing SQL Server by Mike McQuillan

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CHAPTER 3

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Database Basics

In this chapter, we are going to look at databases: what they are, the types available to us, and how we manage them. We’ll also take a look at some basic server settings, including security.

What Is a Database?

Think of a database as a container, with different compartments. Have you ever seen a neatly partitioned lunchbox? It might have a section for your sandwiches, a section for your salad, and a section for a tasty chocolate bar. Databases are very similar, except they don’t have anything as tasty as a chocolate bar! Databases instead contain database objects. Some of the more common objects you will find in a database ...

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