* This step answers the following question:
“What users want from the database?”
what is going to be stored in the database?
what applications are going to be built on top the database?
what are the most frequently asked queries?
A well-written concise document enumerating the user’s requirements.
* For example: a library database…
* Data to be stored can be…
Record of all books in the library
Record of members of the library
Record members’ borrowing information
Some applications on top of the database can be…
Renewal service (may be on-line)
Resource reservation system (may be on-line)
Resource request service (may be on-line)