Onling Analytical Processing Systems

Onling Analytical Processing Systems

Rebecca Boon-Noi Tan (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch166


Since its origin in the 1970’s research and development into databases systems has evolved from simple file storage and processing systems to complex relational databases systems, which have provided a remarkable contribution to the current trends or environments. Databases are now such an integral part of day-to-day life that often people are unaware of their use. For example, purchasing goods from the local supermarket is likely to involve access to a database. In order to retrieve the price of the item, the application program will access the product database. A database is a collection of related data and the database management system (DBMS) is software that manages and controls access to the database (Elmasri & Navathe, 2004).

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