Topic 6 – Introduction to Database Management Systems

Why do I need to learn about database management systems?

Your software must help users to do their work. The most important part of the users' work is the information. You need to learn about database management systems to store, manipulate, retrieve and secure this information.

What can I do after finishing learning database management systems?

You can create enterprise systems, such as airlines and railways, banking, education, telecommunications, digital libraries and digital publishing, finance, sales, health care information systems.

It sounds interesting! What should I do now?

Database management systems is a huge topic. However at this time you just need to learn how to use database management systems under a user's point of view.

Please read
- this "Ignatius Fernandez (2015). Beginning Oracle Database 12c Administration: From Novice to Professional. Apress" book, or
- this "Adam Jorgensen et al. (2012). Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible. Wiley" book.
After that please read
- this "Jeff Carpenter, Eben Hewitt (2016). Cassandra: The Definitive Guide. O'Reilly Media" book, and
- this "Bradshaw Shannon, Eoin Brazil and Kristina Chodorow (2019). MongoDB: The Definitive Guide. 3rd Edition. O'Reilly Media" book.

After finishing the books please click Topic 7 – Introduction to Web Application Development to continue.

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