Tough Interview Questions: Describe a Database in 3 Sentences

And to make it extra fun, and do it in a way that a 6-year old would understand.

And do it in a way that a 6-year old would understand.

Thus, the question adds validity because it tests whether you can break down a relatively complex idea into something simple.

The way I would answer that question is by relating it to something they already know and are familiar with.

A database is like a closet. Instead of clothes and toys, it stores information in the database. People store information in a database like you would put toys or clothes in a closet.

What that does is relate the concept to something they already know, then describes what is being put there (it’s not clothes and toys, it’s information) and uses the analogy of the closet.

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