Skip main navigation

Database fundamentals

The video explores database fundamentals.

As an analyst you’ll often work with databases, especially when you have to analyse business data or transactions. This video covers the basic information about databases that you must know before delving into learning about different types and uses of databases.

Later, we’ll introduce you to SQLite, a relational database management system and you’ll have the opportunity to create and interact with SQLite databases.

Before we dive into using databases, read the following article.

Read: What is a database model [1]

Under ‘Types of database models’ the authors list several models, including those covered in the video. Why do you think so many types of database models have emerged over time?

Share your thoughts in the comments.


1. What is a database model [Internet]. Lucidchart. Available from:

This article is from the free online

SQL for Data Analysis

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now