A database is an organised way of storing information about a set of
similar things. It could be a sort of address book, a catalogue of
someone's stamp collection, information about football teams, details of
a building company's projects and equipment in use, etc.
If we were making a database to store information about a group of
students, what kind of information would we want? Let us look at some of
the data that might be related to two students called Sue and Wayne: