The invention of the hard disk, a high-capacity mass storage device, was used in 1956 to allow computers to collect, classify and store large volumes of data more flexibly and efficiently.
In 1964, the term database appeared to designate a set of data shared by several users of a military information system.
A computerized database contains real-world information; it's a set of raw data stored on a server that can be modified or updated by a community of users via customer interfaces.
The database management system (DBMS) stores structured data, which allows you to easily manipulate, organize, analyze, make queries and retrieve all of your data.
Databases are used by many companies in all industries. They allow you to keep vital and confidential information. In order to manage a database, a SQL language is used.
DBMS = DataBase Management System
As the name implies, DBMS is a universal software device for the management of the database, which allows users to enter, reclaim, modify, sort, or transform the information in a database. It interacts with an interface between the data and the software application.
Many DBMSs offer tools such as monitoring, statistics, and so on...
The SQL (Structured Query Language) allows us to create very advanced queries based on multiple tables to retrieve the data we need to present to our users.
SQL database, which we can also call DBMSR for relational, is a system based on tables (like Excel) with a predefined, structured, and strict pattern.
Imagine a dealership database: one table for customers, one for the car they bought, and another one for the address of the dealership.
NoSQL database stands for Not only SQL and is non-relational, everything functions as an "object" and it is managed to handle massive amounts of data.
This database system was built to be scalable, flexible, and capable of handling both structured and unstructured, semi-structured, and polymorphic data.
NoSQL database can also be called UnQL for Unstructured Query Language.
Since NoSQL data has no formal schema, you can write anything you want for each record dynamically. To store and retrieve data, NoSQL relies on documents, key-value, graphs, and column-oriented databases.
It's a matter of your business need.
Databases allow keeping the users' data, especially when there is a lot of data on customers, employees, and products. To be successful in business, this requires the use of an effective DBMS.
Thanks to these, databases can optimize communication channels, customer satisfaction and experience can be improved and personalized.
The purpose of having an adequate database allows you to create well-targeted marketing offers and adapt products and services according to the customers' behavior and needs.
The data records allow for segmenting the information that favors a successful email and SMS campaign through well-defined criteria and relations elaborated for thousands or millions of potential customers.
A good database will help in a company's growth.
At Nightborn, we use SQL Server, a Microsoft product. It allows us to store and extract data between software application systems.
Since our main Back-End development is in .NET CORE, we use EntityFramework, a programming technology called ORM, Object-Relational Mapping.
This ORM process allows us to develop quicker, reduces the code, and creates uniform objects.
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In the era where personal data is the new gold, we believe it’s important to build secure databases for your application. We never underestimate data protection. Your database must be well-managed if you need to structure your data, analyze the volume, and track its evolution. Depending on the project, we’ll opt either for a SQL option (SQL Server) or a NoSQL option (MongoDB).
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