Introduction to Database

Apr 28th, 2015
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Stanford University
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I'm Jennifer Widom from Stanford University. In this course we'll be learning about databases and the use of database management systems, primarily from the viewpoint of the designer, user and developer of database applications.

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Welcome to the course Introduction to Databases. I'm Jennifer Widom from Stanford University. In this course we'll be learning about databases and the use of database management systems, primarily from the viewpoint of the designer, user and developer of database applications. I'm going to start by describing in one very long sentence what a database management system provides for applications. It provides a means of handling large amounts of data primarily, but let's looks at a little more detail. What it provides, in a long sentence, is efficient, reliable, convenient and safe multi-user storage of and access to massive amounts of persistent data. So, I'm going to go into each one of those adjectives in a little bit more detail in a moment. But I did want to mention that database systems are extremely prevalent in the world today. They sit behind many websites that will run your banking systems, your telecommunications, deployments of sensors, scientific experiments and much, much more. Highly prevalent. So let's talk a little bit about why database systems are so popular so and prevalent by looking at these seven adjectives. The first aspect of database systems is that they ha

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