What are the characteristics of Data in a Database?

The data in the database possess several characteristics data in the database are consistent, integral, non redundant, secured, centrally managed and shared among multiple applications. There are sever advantages of using database approach, such as the following:

  • Single repository of data is maintained
  • All users access the data from the same resource
  • Quick retrieval of data
  • Reduce application development time
  • Flexibility in change of database structure
  • Enforce standardization
  • Up-to-date information availability
  • Authorized access security of data
  • Enforce integrity constraints and business rules
  • Provide backup and recovery procedure
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