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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 18. Database Servers

The primary purpose of any network is data access. People need (or simply want) access to data that is important to them. In business settings, this may mean sales data, product data, or customer data. Whatever the case, the data must be stored somewhere. That is where database servers come in. A database server is a computer running software that allows for the storage and retrieval of data. In this chapter, we will discuss some general database basics, and then we will explore two specific database servers available for Linux.

General Concepts

Before we delve into the particulars of specific database implementations for Linux, it is a good idea to first explore some basics of database concepts and theory. Most readers ...

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