Short for Desk Area Network DAN is an architecture for a multimedia workstation that is based around an ATM interconnect. The architecture is designed to interconnect workstations, multimedia devices and bridges to other networks. Traditionally, multimedia devices were connected to workstations. However, in a Desk Area Network these local devices are connected directly to the network.
(1) Short for data access objects, objects that work with the Jet database engine. DAO objects are generally created with Visual Basic. Once created, a DAO object can be accessed and manipulated by any application that can use the Jet engine. This includes all of the applications in Microsoft Office, such as MS-Word, MS-Access, and […]
Short for Direct Access Storage Device, and pronounced daz-dee, another name for disk drive in the world of mainframes.
Acronym for digital audio tape, a type of magnetic tape that uses a scheme called helical scan to record data. A DAT cartridge is slightly larger than a credit card in width and height and contains a magnetic tape that can hold from 2 to 24 gigabytes of data. It can support data transfer rates […]
Short for Database 2, a family of relational database products offered by IBM. DB2 provides an open database environment that runs on a wide variety of computing platforms. A DB2 database can grow from a small single-user application to a large multi-user system. Using SQL, users can obtain data simultaneously from DB2 and other databases. […]
Short for database administrator is is the title given to the person responsible for managing many aspects of a database including archiving, performance, security, testing, and other tasks.