Adirenne Watt and Nelson Eng's Database Design: "Chapter 2: Fundamental Concepts" and "Chapter 3: Characteristics and Benefits of a Database"

Read these chapters. Chapter 2 explores the fundamental concepts of databases and their properties. Chapter 3 discusses the characteristics of databases that give them their unique advantages. From a database development perspective, these characteristics are known as "requirements". Be sure to complete the short exercises at the end of each chapter.