Database Systems Design, Implementation, and Management, 6e
Chapter 1: Database Systems

ISBN: 061921323X Author: Peter Rob, Carlos M. Coronel
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Efficient data management typically requires the use of a computer database. A database is a shared, integrated computer structure that houses a collection of:

* End user data, that is, raw facts of interest to the end user.
* Metadata, or data about data, through which the data are integrated and managed.

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