A database management system which performs data validation and processing traditionally done by application programs. Most DBMSs provide some data validation, e.g. rejecting invalid dates or alphabetic data entered into money fields, but often most processing is done by application programs. There is however no limit to the amount of processing that can be done by an intelligent database as long as the process is a standard function for that data.
Examples of techniques used to implement intelligent databases are constraints, triggers and stored procedures.
Moving processing to the database aids data integrity because it is guaranteed to be consistent across all uses of the data. Mainframe databases have increasingly become more intelligent and personal computer database systems are rapidly following.
- Intelligent key
database A relational database key which depends wholly on one or more other columns in the same table. An intelligent key might be identified for implementation convenience, where there is no good candidate key. For example, if the three-letter initials of a group of people are known to be unique but only their full names […]
- Intelligent knowledge-based system
noun 1. a computer system in which the properties of a database and an expert system are combined to enable the system to store and process data and make deductions from stored data IKBS
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