A database is a structured collection of data that is stored electronically.

It serves as a powerful and dynamic repository for storing and managing information. Say you have a huge collection of recipe cards, but you want to find a specific recipe quickly. Instead of flipping through each card, you create a special box where you alphabetically arrange all the cards based on their titles.

That box is your database. In a database, information is organised into tables, just like recipe cards are sorted into categories. Each table contains rows and columns, where each row represents a specific piece of information, and each column holds a specific type of data. Databases help us find, manage, and analyse information efficiently, saving us time and effort.