Flat File databases vs. Relational databases

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1. What feature of the following does not apply to Flat File databases?

  • Simple and easy to use
  • Data is consistent throughout all tables
  • Often created using spreadsheets
  • All data is held in a single table
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2. What is the type of database that only has one table?

  • Flat File database
  • Relational database

3. Problem with data redundancy

  • Advantage of Relational
  • Disadvantage of Flat File
  • Disadvantage of Relational
  • Advantage of Flat File

4. Good intergrity - the data is truthful/correct

  • Advantage of Flat File
  • Disadvantage of Flat File
  • Advantage of Relational
  • Disadvantage of Relational

5. Requires more resources and knowledge (e.g. experienced staff)

  • Disadvantage of Relational
  • Advantage of Flat File
  • Advantage of Relational
  • Disadvantage of Flat File

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