Database applications - because with great data comes great responsibility
As a business expands, its operations grow in complexity. Relying on spreadsheets to tackle burgeoning information and processes could lead to a data pile-up, and ultimately slow the business down.
Database applications come to the rescue when spreadsheets become unmanageable. With the business expanding, managing structured information with relationships across tables is paramount, and that's exactly what databases are designed for. With a database app, users can define custom roles, provide user based authorizations, implement business specific workflows, etc., by adding their own code to the data modelled in the database.
Designing a Proper Database Application System
Designing a proper database application system is a complex and time-consuming task. The choices made during application design will impact the usefulness of the final delivered application. An improperly designed and coded application may need to be redesigned and re-coded from scratch if it is inefficient, ineffective, or not easy to use. To properly design an application that relies on databases for persistent data storage, the system designer must match the application development languages and tools to the physical database design and the functionality of the DBMS being used. The first thing to be mastered, though, must be a sound understanding of SQL.