DBMS application


  • Many early database applications maintained records in large organizations such as corporations, universities, hospitals, and banks.
  • In many of these applications, there were large numbers of records of similar structure. For example, in a university application, similar information would be kept for each student, each course, each grade record, and so on.
  • There were also many types of records and many interrelationships among them.
  • The World Wide Web provides a large network of interconnected computers.
  • Users can create documents using a Web publishing language, such as HyperText Markup Language (HTML), and store these documents on Web servers where other users (clients) can access them.
  • Documents can be linked through hyperlinks, which are pointers to other documents.
  • One of the most commonly used systems includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), which is used to consolidate a variety of functional areas within an organization, including production, sales, distribution, marketing, finance, human resources, and so on.
  • Another popular type of system is Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software that spans order processing as well as marketing and customer support functions.
  • These applications are Web-enabled in that internal and external users are given a variety of Webportal interfaces to interact with the back-end databases.
  • Banking: all transactions
  • Airlines: reservations, schedules
  • Universities: registration, grades
  • Sales: customers, products, purchases
  • Manufacturing: production, inventory, orders, supply chain
  • Human resources: employee records, salaries, tax deductions
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