Work in Progress
The subject of databases will be a topic we, as ebusiness and IT professionals will encounter quite often in the field we have chosen. There are several database formats available that I will briefly mention, but I will quickly return focus back to the most widely used and in my opinion the best out there, relational database. I believe in order for an e-business to survive or any business for that matter, it must have complete control of its database and at all phases from creation to upgrade. Not only will this paper provide an overview of the various database management system available it will also provide a real case study of how an e-business uses its relational database management system to stay competitive within its specific industry.
Quinn, Terrence D., "The Role of the Relational Database Model in E-Business" (2002). ICEB 2002 Proceedings. 71.