Overview of MySQL Database

What is Database?
Overview of MySQL Database.


Overview of Database :

A database is a collection of data that is organized so that its contents can be easily accessed, managed and updated. The software used to manage and query a database is known as a Database Management System (DBMS). Then came the concept of Relational Database Management System(RDBMS). Relational database is a database where data are stored in more than one table, each one containing different types of data. The different tables can be linked so that information from the separate files can be used together. This is explained below using an example.

Example :

Consider the Student's personal information and the test marks in a school. Suppose the student's infomation and test results are stored seperately, we can get information regarding the student's personal information like Address from the first file. And also a student's mark at a test can be obtained from the other file.
But consider a situation where we want to get the Address of a student as well as his marks. These things become hard when we have a large volume of data. If we have a studentID stored in two files then we can easily relate the details and recollect them.
In relational databases, a table is a set of data elements(cells) that is organized, defined and stored using a model of horizontal rows and vertical columns. A table has a specified number of columns but can have any number of rows(i.e should have specified structure of date but can have any no. of data). Here every column is known as a field, every row is called as record.

Overview of MySQL Database :

MySQL is one of the popular Relational Database Management System. Now let us see an example for a simple database which consists of a table. Consider the same example we took earlier, a student database. The table may have different fields such as StudID, Name, Marks, Address, Phone. These five fields constitutes a table named as student.StudID, Name are fileds and the particular row is a record.
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Now we slightly move to MySQL and see how to create database, use database and remove database

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