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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications by S. K. Singh

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8.3. Database Development Life Cycle

As stated above, a database system is a fundamental component of the larger enterprise information system. The database development life cycle (DDLC) is a process of designing, implementing and maintaining a database system to meet strategic or operational information needs of an organisation or enterprise such as:

  • Improved customer support and customer satisfaction.

  • Better production management.

  • Better inventory management.

  • More accurate sales forecasting.

The database development life cycle (DDLC) is inherently associated with the software development life cycle (SDLC) of the information system. DDLC goes hand-in-hand with the SDLC and database development activities starts right at the requirement phase. ...

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