What Are Databases?

Arrangement of data is one of the important jobs in any industry and creating a database is very important factor for even the existence of some of the industrial segments
There are a lot of software programs available in the market such as Oracle, SQL Server, Microsoft Access, MySQL, DB2, Paradox, etc. Even Microsoft Office Excel can do a lot of database management. Mostly Database is arranged in table format with rows and columns and each column contains a different type of attribute and each row correspond to a single document. The database schema can associate one or more attributes with each database entity. Database made mostly with different column headings and the related data rows added below to them. There are certain functions which make database software different from other software which can also do more or less the same function up to a certain extent like what we can do with Microsoft excel. Retrieval of data as per the criteria mentioned, ability to update records in bulk, facility to cross-reference records in different tables, also it can perform complex aggregate calculations.
Selection of particular database product is very important, taking into consideration your organizational requirements and infrastructure. There are two options in front of you for selecting the suitable solution for you one is desktop database which is intended to be located in your table top computers and intended for single user such as Microsoft Access and Foxpro. The second one is server database, which is intended for multi-user environment hence it is located in the server such as Oracle, SQL Server, etc. Databases require more capable servers and can be more expensive than the normal servers, so it is necessary to analyze your requirement. SQL Server or Oracle is required for more complex database management while Microsoft access on your system will be enough for simple database management.