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MIS 2403: Introduction to Database Management Chapter 1: The Database Environment: A Basic Overview Spring 2002 Dr. Richard S. Segall       INSTRUCTOR’S  NOTES
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Welcome to MIS 2403! Learning Objectives Database skills Intro to SQL (Oracle) Business skills Communication Teamwork skills  Writing and presentation skills
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MIS 2403 - Topical Outline Part One - Transaction Focus Introduction and Database environment Data Modeling, normalization, set of relations Database implementation Part Two - Analytical Focus Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERD) Structured Query Language (SQL) ORACLE creation of tables and queries
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Basic Concepts and Definitions Database An organized collection of  logically related  data. DATA Facts   that can be recorded and stored using  computer media But, now we also store  objects documents, photographic images, video clips they possess state, behavior and identity
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Data versus Information INFORMATION Data that has been placed in a context Data that has been  PROCESSED/summarized Typically presented in report form Definition of Information: Data that has been processed  in such a way  that it can increase the knowledge of the  person who uses it.
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Which is more useful? Alexander, Michael 042-38-7565 Ferree, Wayne 315-89-4435 Watson, Edward 655-79-3487 Porro, Alicia 214-89-3576 Beckwith, Bruce 056-78-2278 Monroe, Diana 878-54-7777 OR CLASS ROSTER Course : ISM 4212 Spring 1997 Intro to Database Alexander, Michael 042-38-7565 Jr Beckwith, Bruce 056-78-2278 Sr Ferree, Wayne 315-89-4435 Sr Monroe, Diana 878-54-7777 Jr Porro, Alicia 214-89-3576 Jr Watson, Edward 655-79-3487 Jr 6 students
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MetaData Data that describe the properties or  characteristics of other data Examples of metadata in databases: Data name Data type Data length MetaData allow database designers and users  to understand what data exist, means, and what  the distinctions are between similar data types
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