Database System Applications……….
Databases are widely used. Here are some representative applications:
Banking :For customer information, accounts, and loans, and banking transactions.
Airlines: For reservations and schedule information. Airlines were among thefirst to use databases in a geographically distributed manner—terminals situatedaround the world accessed the central database system through phonelines and other data networks.
Universities: For student information, course registrations, and grades.
Credit card transactions: For purchases on credit cards and generation of monthly statements.
Telecommunication: For keeping records of calls made, generating monthly bills,maintaining balances on prepaid calling cards, and storing information aboutthe communication networks.
Finance:For storing information about holdings, sales, and purchases of financialinstruments such as stocks and bonds.
Sales: For customer, product, and purchase information.• Manufacturing: For management of supply chain and for tracking productionof items in factories, inventories of items in warehouses/stores, and orders for items.
Human resources: For information about employees, salaries, payroll taxes andbenefits, and for generation of paychecks.