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    • What is a Database?

      What is a Database?

      One of the technology terms that most people have become accustomed to hearing either at work or while surfing the Internet is the database. The database used to be an extremely technical term, however with the rise of computer systems and information technology throughout our culture, the database has become a household term. A database

    • 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

    • 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

    • Data Dictionary

      Data Dictionary

      A data dictionary is an integral part of a database. It holds information about the database and the data that it stores, i.e., the meta-data. Any well designed database will surely include a data dictionary as it gives database administrators and other users easy access to the type of data that they should expect to

    • ODBC (Open Database Connectivity)

      ODBC (Open Database Connectivity)

      ODBC (Open Data Base Connectivity) is an interface to access databases via SQL queries. ODBC can be used as an access tool to various databases such as MS-Access, dBase, DB2, Excel, and Text. Through these Call Level Interface (CLI) specifications of the SQL Access Group, the OBDC allows a neutral way of accessing the data

    • 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

    • 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

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