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    Hello Everyone

    Pretty sure this is where this goes as it is to do with HNC Computing


    Just wondering if anyone could explain to me what a database enviroment is, what a database platform is and what database software applications are?

    I believe that database enviroments are what the databases are designed for, e.g accounts etc.

    I think the database platforms are Oracle, MySQL, M$ SQL Server etc.

    And that software applications are like Opera, web forums, mobile phones, phone books etc?

    I am on the right tracks or upside down in the wrong direction? :S

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Sounds pretty much right to me.
    As I understand things (from working with this stuff for a while, supplemented by a quick google):
    Database environment: Everything around a database - users, business procedures, other apps, requirements, etc
    Database Platform: often refers to just the database engine (mysql , oracle, postgres, etc), but can include the hardware which runs the db
    Database software applications: Any program that interfaces with the database; be it a web-application that uses the db for logins and orders, or a custom-built warehouse management app in COBOL.

    I don't guarantee the accuracy of anything I've said here, but hope it helps in some small way.

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    That's great! Thanks

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