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Chapter 22. Database Primer > Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics

Now that we have gotten the basic structure of a database out of the way, let's begin thinking about what really drives the database. Aside from the data within the tables, other characteristics and functions within the database can improve performance, reduce network traffic, increase security, lower development time, and dramatically decrease maintenance efforts. Some of these functions and characteristics are listed next:

  • Stored procedures

  • Triggers

  • Views

  • Security

  • Relationship management

  • Keys

  • Normalization


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