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Unformatted text preview: • Database applications – These are the programs or applications that the users actually use as an interface to the underlying databases. • The DBMS – The DBMS creates, processes and administers databases. • Databases – Each database application is run against one or more DBMS created and maintained database. 1.29 A database is a self-describing collection of integrated tables, which means that the tables store both data and the relationships between the data. 1.30 A database is considered to be self-describing because it contains a description of itself – such as what tables are in the database, which columns are in each table and what kind of data is stored in each column. 1.31 Metadata is data about data. Metadata in databases allow them to be self-describing. You will turn in your homework on totale.usc.edu before 12 midnight. Please use Microsoft Word to answer the questions....
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- Spring '08
- SQL Server DBMS