Chapter 5 HW - 8. What are the benefits and limitations of...

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8. What are the benefits and limitations of the relational database model for business applications? A relational database model is a database where sets of data, called flat files, are related using two-dimensional tables with rows and columns. Each row in a table is considered a record in the file and every column represents a field. These records are assembled and linked to records in other tables to provide valuable relationship information to users. The relational database model is the most widely used database structure because of the number of benefits it provides its users. Because a relational database does not need to be specified when it is created, the user is able to add specifications to find distinct relationships when they are needed. For example, at my current employer, we created a database of abandoned houses within the City of Saginaw. This database can be specified to show the relationship between multiple columns in the database, such as an abandoned house that is both “fire
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2011 for the course MGT 325 taught by Professor Jurn during the Winter '10 term at Saginaw Valley.

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