All a data base is a collection of data, but the collection typically grows as additional data is obtained.
Information is typical database is stored in no particular order, so it needs to be organized in a way suitable for the data.
The database needs to be manged so the data is kept up to date.
A good way to distribute data is with a mailmerge system, or simply displayed with a output screen.
The database needs to be able to find data fast, they normally make locating information easy.