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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 Introduction to Database Management 1-2 Welcome! Database technology: crucial to the operation and management of modern organizations Major transformation in computing skills Significant time commitment 1-3 Goals First course in database management Fundamentals of relational databases Data modeling and normalization Database application development Database administration and database processing environments Detailed material 1-4 Initial Vocabulary Data: raw facts about things and events Information: transformed data that has value for decision making Essential to organize data for retrieval and maintenance 1-5 Database Characteristics Persistent Inter-related Shared 1-6 University Database University Database Registration Grade Recording Faculty Assignment Course Scheduling Entities : students, faculty, courses, offerings, enrollments Relationships : faculty teach offerings, students enroll in offerings, offerings made of courses, ... 1-7 Water Utility Database B illing Me ter Read ing Paymen t P rocess ing Serv ice S tart/ S top Entities : cus tomers, me ters , b ills, paymen ts , me ter read ings Re lationsh ips : b ills sen t to cus tomers, cus tomers make paymen ts, cus tomers use me ters, ... 1-8 Database Management System (DBMS) Collection of components that support...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2010 for the course PHYSICS 1220 taught by Professor Yung during the Fall '09 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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Chapter 01_1 - Chapter 1 Introduction to Database...

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