By Gail Seymour

Most people's interactions with a database will be limited to inputting or viewing the data contained in it. (more…)

By Gail Seymour

As we discussed in our last article “An Introduction to Database Management Systems,” (DMS), one of the key components of any DMS is the modeling language used to define the database schema, or structure. (more…)

By Gail Seymour

We tend to think of a database as information stored on a computer that we can access and alter, but the database is just information. (more…)

A database is a great way to organize Web sites with a lot of regularly updated content. Databases power dynamic Web sites, meaning pages are created each time someone requests them. The pages are made by pulling information from the database into a Web page template upon request. (more…)

MySQL is a popular, open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that can run on more than 20 different platforms, including Linux, Windows and OS/X. It is often used in conjunction with the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) programming language. (more…)

There are two versions of SQL Server, and both are relational database management systems (RDBMS). An RDBMS stores data in a series of tables that are related to each other in a variety of ways. Because few assumptions are made as to how the data relates, an RDBMS can present data in many different configurations. (more…)

Microsoft Access is a powerful relational database management system (RDBMS) with a graphical interface. Included in the Microsoft Office software suite, Access is an alternative to MySQL and SQL Server. (more…)

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