Databases for absolute beginners


Preparing slides for a presentation on Open Source Database Systems, I stumbled upon Open Source Database Systems, a neat 15 page PDF document, introducing (open source) databases, SQL, hardware requirements for database servers and concepts such as ACID.

If you are new to databases, this document can get you started in 30 minutes!

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