What is a Database?

Databases are designed to offer an organized mechanism for storing, managing and retrieving information (Data). They do through use of tables. If you are familiar with Microsoft Excel, you are already aware of storing data in a tabular form.

Data Base Management System

Database management systems (or DBMSs) can be divided into two categories desktop databases and server databases. Generally speaking, Desktop databases are oriented toward single-user applications and reside on standard personal computers. Server databases contain mechanisms to ensure the reliability and consistency of data and are geared toward multi-user applications. These databases are designed to run on high-performance servers and carry correspondingly higher price tag.

Popular Databases

Oracle, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, DB2 and variety of database products on the market today, making selection of a platform for your organizationís infrastructure a daunting project.
Advantages of Learning about Databases:
1.It is Portable
2.It never changes
3.It will make you a better developer
4.Job Security
5.Itís really not that hard