Database development is a collection of processes that facilitate the designing, development,
implementation and maintenance of enterprise data management systems.
It helps produce database systems
- That meet the requirements of the users
- Have high performance.
The main objectives of database development are to produce logical and physical designs models of the proposed database system.
The logical model concentrates on the data requirements and the data to be stored independent of physical considerations. It does not concern itself with how the data will be stored or where it will be stored physically.
The physical data design model involves translating the logical design of the database onto physical media using hardware resources and software systems such as database management systems (DBMS).