Data Modeling and Data Models

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What is data modeling?

Iterative and progressive process of creating a specific data model for a determined problem domain

Define data models.

Simple representations of complex real-world data structures

What is the Hierarchical Model based on?

Trees

What is the Network Model based on?

Graphs with records as nodes and relationships between records as edges

What is the difference between database systems and file systems?

Database systems provide a more structured and efficient way to store and retrieve data compared to file systems.

Can data models be created for a determined problem domain?

Yes

What is the main difference between the Relational Model and the E-R Model?

The Relational Model is based on tables, while the E-R Model is based on entities and their relationships.

What are the advantages of the Entity Relationship (ER) Model?

It is easy to understand and design, and can represent data structures easily.

What is a disadvantage of the ER Model in terms of constraint representation?

Limited constraint representation

What is a disadvantage of the ER Model in terms of data manipulation language?

No data manipulation language

Why is it mentioned that the ER model cannot be directly implemented into a database model?

It is just a step toward designing the relational database model.

What occurs when attributes are removed from entities in the ER Model to avoid crowded displays?

Loss of information content

What type of model is the Relational Model based on?

Tables

What are the limitations of the ER Model in terms of relationship representation?

Limited relationship representation

What is the book and author mentioned in the text?

Database Systems: Design, Implementation, & Management by Rob & Coronel

What is the main advantage of using the Relational Model?

It is easy to implement and query.

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