Database Life Cycle

Life cycle of database begins with analysis and defining of the problems and objectives.

The following figure displays the life cycle of a database that begins with analysis, including feasibility study −

Let us see the steps involved −


In the first phase, the current system’s operation is analysed and problems are defined. Here the objectives are also defined.

Database Design

Here steps are taken for the final product to meet the user and system requirements


Design specifications are implemented here.


Now the database is operational.


DBA performs maintenance that includes backup and recovery.