Database Administrator - The person or group responsible for establishing policies and procedures to control and protect a database. The DBA works within the guidelines set by data administration to control the database structure, manage data changes, and maintain DBMS programs.
A self-describing collection of integrated tables/records.
In a database, the characteristic of including data about the database in the database itself.
What are the components of a database?
Metadata - data about the structure of a database
Indexes and related structures
Stored procedures - program modules stored within the database
Triggers - a procedure that is executed when a particular data activity occurs
Application metadata - data describing application elements such as forms and reports
Data about the structure of a database.
What are DBMS functions?
Create database, tables, and supporting structures.