ArticlesInformation Storage and Retrieval

Database Systems

Science  12 Feb 1982:
Vol. 215, Issue 4534, pp. 869-872
DOI: 10.1126/science.215.4534.869


Database systems, computer systems that are principally devoted to the management of large amounts of data, are becoming more and more important to the operation of many enterprises. This article surveys the technology of database software and hardware, describing some of the principal issues related to the user's view of data, sharing, concurrent access, security, and integrity.

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