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    • 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

    • Free Database Software

      Free Database Software

      MySQL The MySQL database server is the world’s most popular open source database server. Over six million installations use the MySQL database server to power high volume websites and other mission critical business systems including industry leaders like NASA, Yahoo, The Associated Press (AP), Suzuki, and Sabre Holdings. MySQL is an attractive alternative to high

    • 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

    • DSN (Data Source Name)

      DSN (Data Source Name)

      A DSN (Data Source Name) is an identifier that is used to store information relating to a database connection. DSNs can store a database’s name and server location, the directory that is used to store offline content, the database driver, and the user’s ID and password. DSNs can be used for a wide variety of

    • 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 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

    • 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

    • Database Replication

      Database Replication

      Database replication is the creation and maintenance of multiple copies of the same database. In most implementations of database replication, one database server maintains the master copy of the database and additional database servers maintain slave copies of the database. Database writes are sent to the master database server and are then replicated by the

    • Data Mart

      Data Mart

      Most people are familiar with terms like data warehousing, data mining, and data cleansing, but fewer people are familiar with data mart. A data mart is a subsection of a data warehouse that deals with specific information. Much like the chapters of a book, a data mart contains related information that deals with the same

    • 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

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