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What is a relational database?

Terry Threatt
🖥 Software Engineer
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When you develop functional websites and web applications. A major requirement to hold customer data is a persistent data storage.

This will be key to allowing useful interaction and so it is foundational to learn about databases to be a web developer.

What is a database?

A database is storehouse for types of data and is usually a server or computer. A database is developed to model all your data in tables and columns to be easy to read and retrieve way.

What is a relational database?

A relational database is a type of database that consists of data that is relational. The database is structured in a way to create a relationship from one unit of data to another.

What is a relational database management system?

A relational database management systems(RDMS) is software that is used to manage a relational database. This includes creating database administrators and all the functions of managing the data.

What is SQL?

SQL is a structured query language for managing your data in a database management system. This language gives your the power to read and write to a database and create advanced queries to analyze your data in useful ways.

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Let's chat about databases

We briefly described a relational database, relational database management systems, and the database query language (SQL). If you enjoyed this post feel free to leave a comment about your experience working with databases.

Happy Coding,
Terry Threatt

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