Defining the Term "Database"

A database is a storage location for data. But what does the term "database" really mean? This exercise will help you understand the term better.

Earlier, you learned that a database is "an organized collection of related information". Is this the best definition? Write two to three paragraphs that answer these questions:

  • Which of the definitions of a database given in the chapter resonates with you the most? 
  • Why is that?

Take some time to research the definition of database and see if you can come up with your own definition. Your search should include academic and industry sources. Hint: use Google Scholar to find some academic sources. Write up the top three definitions you find, and then create your own definition.

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