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    • Flat File

      Flat File

      A computer, in its most simplified definition, is nothing more than a device that stores, processes, communicates, and manipulates data. Data is at the heart of every computer program, every web site, and even every video game. The computer has revolutionized modern life by enabling a level of speed and accuracy to handling information that

    • Data Warehouse

      Data Warehouse

      A data warehouse is a place where data is stored for archival, analysis, and security purposes. Usually a data warehouse is either a single computer or many computers (servers) tied together to create one giant computer system. Data consists of raw data or formatted data. It can be on various types of topics including the

    • Data Management

      Data Management

      Data Management is a broad field of study, but essentially is the process of managing data as a resource that is valuable to an organization or business. One of the largest organizations that deal with data management, DAMA (Data Management Association), states that data management is the process of developing data architectures, practices, and procedures

    • DBMS (Database Management System)

      DBMS (Database Management System)

      Databases are collections of organized information. The data is normally organized to help model the aspects of the information in a manner that support processing requests for information in a useful manner. A DBMS (database management system) is an application that is designed specifically to interact with the end-user, the database of information, and other

    • SQL (Structured Query Language)

      SQL (Structured Query Language)

      SQL (Structured Query Language) is the most common standardized database language used to create, retrieve, access, modify, controland manage relational databases. SQL is a querying language exclusively designed for controlling data and managing databases effectively. SQL was originally developed by IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) in the 1970's for their DB2 RDBMS. The team of

    • JDBC (Java Data Base Connectivity)

      JDBC (Java Data Base Connectivity)

      JDBC, Java Data Base Connectivity, is the Java-based access solution provided in the Java Standard Edition platform that is produced by the Oracle Corporation. JDBC is more accurately described as an API for the Java programming language that helps define how a client is able to access an established database. The API provides Java methods

    • Multimedia Database

      Multimedia Database

      A multimedia database is a database that hosts one or more primary media file types such as .txt (documents), .jpg (images), .swf (videos), .mp3 (audio), etc. And loosely fall into three main categories: Static media (time-independent, i.e. images and handwriting) Dynamic media (time-dependent, i.e. video and sound bytes) Dimensional media (i.e. 3D games or computer-aided

    • Relational Database

      Relational Database

      A relational database stores data in separate tables instead of placing all data in one large table. It then allows Data Base Administrators (DBAs) to define relationships between these tables. These relationships enable DBAs to combine data from several tables for querying and reporting. This is accomplished through the use of keys, which are database

    • Data Mining

      Data Mining

      Data mining is usually defined as searching, analyzing and sifting through large amounts of data to find relationships, patterns, or any significant statistical correlations. With the advent of computers, large databases and the internet, it is easier than ever to collect millions, billions and even trillions of pieces of data that can then be systematically

    • Transactional Database

      Transactional Database

      A transactional database is a database management system (DBMS) that has the capability to roll back or undo a database transaction or operation if it is not completed appropriately. Although this was a unique capability several decades ago, today the majority of relational database systems support transactional database operations. What is a Database Transaction? Whenever

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