In the information age, a vast amount of data is generated, transmitted,
stored, queried, and analyzed. Effectively managing this data is
crucial, and the Database Management System (DBMS) serves as the core
foundation software for efficient data management, often referred to as
the "crown jewel" of IT systems. The DBMS is the core infrastructure of
the digital era and has been widely applied in various industries such
as finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, energy, etc., profoundly
impacting society's development and human progress.
Learning about databases is not merely about knowing how to "use" them,
but more importantly, it involves learning how to "create" databases
(develop databases independently). This course primarily focuses on the
core technologies of the Database Management System, not only
introducing the fundamental principles of databases but also emphasizing
the methods for constructing databases.