Relational Database/RDS (Relational Data Store)


Definition: A relationship database is a database that has separate files (tables), but each is related to others.

What This Means: Relational databases allow queries and reports to run faster. The concept was developed in 1970 by Edgar Codd, whose objective was to accommodate a user’s ad hoc request for selected data. Almost all database management systems (DBMS), including Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, etc., are relational.


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