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Council on Nursing Informatics
NC Nurses Association




Advantages & disadvantages

Advantages of database systems

Database advantages include the following:

  • shared data;
  • centralized control;
  • disadvantages of redundancy control;
  • improved data integrity;
  • improved data security, and database systems; and,
  • flexible conceptual design. [Top]

Disadvantages of database system

Disadvantages are as follows:

  • a complex conceptual design process;
  • the need for multiple external databases;
  • the need to hire database-related employees;
  • high DBMS acquisition costs;
  • a more complex programmer environment;
  • potentially catastrophic program failures;
  • a longer running time for individual applications; and,
  • highly dependent DBMS operations. [Top]
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