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Activity 4.6 Assignment Module Review Joseph Fusaro Part 1: 1. Discuss the advantages of a database management approach to the file processing approach? Give examples to illustrate your answer. The database management approach is superior to the file processing approach for a multitude of reasons. The file processing approach didn’t work well due to data redundancy, lack of data integration, data dependence, and lack of standardization. With file processing everything was broken down and separated which made it too difficult to make relationships with certain applications that needed it. The database management approach consolidated all these separate files in to databases that could be accessed by different applications. For example, the file processing system it would be much more difficult for you to access you checking, savings, and loan accounts at your local bank. With database management approach, all your bank information is consolidated into one nice database for you to access. 2. Outline the benefits and limitations of the relational database model for business applications today? The benefits of the relational database model are that it implemented much more flexible than the hierarchical model at handling relationships with its table system. Relational database models also enabled end users to receive ad hoc requests with ease. Lastly they we’re overall
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