What is a data base?
A database usually refers to a collection of related pieces of information stored
electronically. Aside from the ability to store data, a database also provides a way
for other computer programs to quickly retrieve and update desired pieces of data
The most common model for a database is a relational model. These databases are
organized by fields, records, and tables. A field is a single piece of information;
a record is one complete set of fields; and a table is a collection of records.
With this simple model, just about any relationship between any collection of
data can be represented.
What is the process?
The design process always begins with an interview with the client. From that
interview we will be able to determine exactly what the client's needs are. From
there we can design a database model that will fulfill all the client's requirements.