This topic describes how to create a database on an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance.
- Instance: a virtualized database server, on which you can create and manage a number of databases.
- Database: a set of data that is stored in an organized manner and can be shared by a number of users. A database provides the minimal redundancy and is independent of applications. In simple words, a database is a data warehouse that is used to store data.
- Character set: a collection of letters, special characters, and encoding rules that are used in a database.
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