- 1. Find a current article describing relational database architecture best practices. Share and discuss the article with the class.
- 2. What is data redundancy, and which characteristics of the file system can lead to it?
- 3.What is data independence, and why is it lacking in file systems?
- 4. What is a DBMS, and what are its functions?
- 5. What is structural independence, and why is it important?
- 6. Explain the differences among data, information, and a database.
- 7. What is the role of a DBMS, and what are its advantages? What are its disadvantages?
- 8. List and describe the different types of databases.
- 9. What are the main components of a database system?