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A database is a data structure that stores organized information. Most databases contain multiple tables, which may each include several different fields. For example, a company database may include tables for products, employees, and financial records. Each of these tables would have different fields that are relevant to the information stored in the table.

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Early databases were relatively "flat," which means they were limited to simple rows and columns, like a spreadsheet. (See also "2017 Nike 5 Volt Wolf Free Mens Motion 8 Grey FK Black RN Cool Grey OOXwr"). However, today's relational databases allow users to access, update, and search information based on the relationship of data stored in different tables. Relational databases can also run queries that involve multiple databases. While early databases could only store text or numeric data, modern databases also let users store other data typesFinn Luxory 2660 Women's Adana Comfort Argento rCqrwTX such as sound clips, pictures, and videos.

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