Banco de dados: tenha uma gestão eficiente na sua empresa

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Criado em:
August 26, 2021
Atualizado em:
4/23/2024

In real time, through a database, the management team of a given company works by monitoring various information, such as sales records, inventory and all bank transactions, for example.

This is the ideal scenario in the day-to-day life of a modern company. And no matter the size of the organization, it is this monitoring through data analysis that ensures agile and promising management for the success of the business.

In this article, you will better understand what a database is, a knowledge that will help you have a much more efficient management in your company.

Let's go?

What is a database?

We can say that we have a database whenever information that relates to and deals with the same subject is grouped. It is like the electronic equivalent of an old closet full of files where you usually search with your own fingers for one card among many others organized in alphabetical order. Remember?

If you don't remember that time, let's think about Excel spreadsheets, a more modern solution, let's say, that is widely used to organize, manipulate and analyze data, but that is limited to work with large volumes of information.

To do this, you need a database, a complex technology that basically involves:

  1. The database: which is the data itself and the very structure of the entire database.
  2. a DBMS: which is the acronym in Portuguese for database management system, which manages the set of technologies involved.
  3. Exploration language: The language used for data access.
  4. Additional programs: Anything you have to do for better database administration, such as user management, data optimizers, etc.

And why should you invest in databases?

Well, thinking about efficient management for your company, a database will bring numerous advantages, such as:

  • Positive impacts on team productivity
  • More alignment between teams
  • Improved financial results
  • Improved delivery agility
  • Reduced operating risks
  • Increased data security
  • More clarity in decision-making

And we have good news!

With all the technologies and optimizations that have been developed non-stop, the costs to adopt a database are reduced, processes are facilitated and decision-making becomes increasingly assertive.

Why invest in a database?

In addition to the advantages already mentioned, one of the biggest benefits of having a database management is the centralized view of all information. This allows everything to be accessed and handled by more than one person simultaneously and in a controlled manner, which greatly speeds up processes.

Not to mention, a database management system (DBMS):

  • Enables processing of large amounts of data
  • Ensures the reliability of the information generated
  • it's much faster and safer than an Excel spreadsheet, for example.

All that intelligence works for you. A database combines processes, people, systems, and tools that, together, will deliver intuitive visualizations in the form of dashboards and intelligent reports so your company can:

  • Increase your operational efficiency
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • save
  • and grow consistently

Database Types

Although there are many types of DBMS, let's talk, albeit very superficially, about the four main ones used today. Follow!

Relational Database - SQL

It is a model in which records are tabulated and structured in columns and rows, which can be related through curly brackets. This is the most common type of database because, with it, it is possible to create valuable relationships for decision-making.

Non-Relational Database - NoSQL

These are database models that do not use the SQL language because they deal with data formats that are less conventional, such as images published on social networks, for example.

A non-relational database can be ideal for environments where the data model is more volatile, such as for events on a website.

Graph

It is also a type of NoSQL that represents the data in a graph of vertices and edges. It can be cross-referenced throughout the chart, allowing you to create relationships between data and query it quickly.

It's ideal for data that is highly related to each other, such as recommendation engines or fraud detection.

Documents

This is a type of non-relational database as well, more flexible, semi-structured, and hierarchical, and which represents the data in documents.

It makes it easier for development teams to store and query data because it allows them to use the same document template format used in application codes.

It works well, for example, in catalogs, user profiles, and content management systems, where each document is unique and evolves over time.

Examples of databases

Now, get to know some of the most used DBMS on the market today and that we also use here at Indicium.

Relational:
Oracle SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB.

Non-relational and Graph:
Neo4j, Azure Cosmos DB, SAP HANA, Sparksee, Oracle Spatial and Graph, OrientDB, ArrangoDB, MarkLogic.

Documents:
ElasticSearch, Cassandra, MongoDB

We can help you have a database!

Do you want to implement new technologies and work with a database in your company?

At Indicium, we use the best and most advanced tools for databases, data warehouses and data lakes.

Our team is an expert and has a lot of experience helping companies gain an analytical advantage in their specific segments.

So, if you're interested in starting this journey, contact us today: click here.

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