A relational database is a type of database management system (DBMS) that organizes information into tables (similar to a spreadsheet). Unlike basic spreadsheets however, relational databases are designed to:
Handle large volumes of data without lag time
Easily scale to accommodate growing data needs
Manage increasingly complex relationships between data tables
Enforce data integrity (avoiding duplication or inconsistencies that can result from manual data entry and formulas)
When it comes to applications for relational databases in the nonprofit sector, the sky’s the limit! Here are some top uses cases we’ve helped implement over the years:
While these are the most requested use cases we’ve encountered, more specific use cases may arise depending on your organization’s mission, size, and operational needs.
If you are part of a growing organization looking to streamline your data management processes on a budget, a relational database may be the perfect tool for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more about the benefits and implementation process!