- Interview some users of database systems. Which DBMS features do they find most useful and why? Which DBMS facilities do they find least useful and why? What do these users perceive to be the advantages and disadvantages of the DBMS?
- Discuss each of the following terms:
(c) database management system
(d) database application program
(e) data independence
(f ) security
- Discuss the roles of the following personnel in the database environment:
(a) data administrator
(b) database administrator
(c) logical database designer
(d) physical database designer
(e) application developer
(f ) end-users.
- Describe the five components of the DBMS environment and discuss how they relate to each other.