Chapter 20

Database Fundamentals




This chapter provides a basic understanding of Database Management System (DBMS). DBMS is a software, designed to control the information in a database (the warehouse of data and information). The chapter deals with the basic concepts of data and its organization, database fundamentals, database management system along with its components and architecture. It provides a clear understanding of various database models and how databases are normalized. The chapter concludes with an overview of types of databases, data warehousing and data mining.


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