In this paper, we introduce some ele­mentary database terminology and give an example of how to set up a database for a simple data set. Here are described the steps involved in developing a database: designing a data model, choosing a database management system (DBMS), implementing your data model, and developing a user-friendly fronted to your database. What this paper will give you is a general understanding of the issues in database development.


Databases, Flat file databases, Relational databases, Relations, Database design.