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What are some of the key differences between a flat file and a relational database?

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School: Boston College

relational database use multiple data table while flat file database use a single data table.

relational database are much more expensive and difficult to maintain compared with flat file database which are cheaper and easier to maintain.

relational database are flexible to the needs of a company while flat file database tend to be rigid, uni variant and limiting in their usage.

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