The use of technology in a company, institution or organization has an important role to achieve goals. A company is required to work as efficiently as possible in order to survive the rigors of competition. One of the technologies that must be owned by a company, institution or organization is the technology in processing the data so that the information useful, the technology in question is database processing system or database. The use of a good database in retail companies for example, is able to help a cashier work faster when looking for the amount of goods or the price of goods to be sold.
Some examples of applications that require the database as a foundation include: banking transactions, ticket reservations, sales and purchase processing applications at trading companies, attendance companies and employee payroll systems in companies, academic applications, tax recording applications, and so forth. In addition to improving the performance of a company, the use of the database still has many other advantages that we can get.
Understanding the database
Understanding the database is a set of data that has been prepared in such a way with the provisions or rules that are mutually related to each other so as to facilitate users in managing it also makes it easier to obtain information. In addition, those that define the database as a collection of interconnected files, tables, or archives stored in electronic media. Some of the benefits of the database that we can get include:
Benefits of Database Usage
Speed and Convenience
The database has the ability to select data so that it becomes a sequenced group quickly. This is what ultimately can produce the information needed quickly too. How fast the processing of data by the database depends also on the design of the database.
A database can be used by anyone within a company. For example a student database in a college is required by several sections, such as the admin section, the financial section, the academic section. All of these fields require a student database but do not need each section to create its own database, just one student database stored on the central server. Later applications from each section can connect to the student database.
Centralized data control
Still related to the second point, although in a company has many parts or divisions but the required database remains one only. This makes it easier to control data such as when it wants to update student data, so we need to update all data in each part or division, but enough in one database only in the central server.
Save device costs
By having a centralized database then in each division does not require a device to store databases because the database required only one that is stored on the central server, this of course cut the cost of purchasing the device.
Almost all database management applications now have user management facilities. This user management is able to create different access rights tailored to the interests and position of the user. In addition, the data stored in the database required a password to access it.
Make it easy in creating new Apps
In this point the database is very well designed, so the company needs a new application does not need to create a new database as well, or no need to change the existing database structure back. So the creator of the application or programmer just enough to create or control the application interface only.
With a myriad of benefits and usefulness owned by the database then it should be all good companies that small scale companies let alone large companies have a database built with good design. Coupled with the utilization of computer network technology then the benefits of this database will be even greater. The use of database as well as computer network technology has been widely used by various companies, for example, banks that have branches in each city.…