The process of sending data off-site, where it can be protected from hardware failures, theft, and other threats. Several companies now provide Web backup services that will compress, encrypt, and periodically transmit a customer’s data to a remote vault. In most cases the vaults will feature auxiliary power supplies, powerful computers, and manned security. Also referred to as a remote backup service (RBS).
- Data Warehouse
Development of a data warehouse includes development of systems to extract data from operating systems plus installation of a warehouse database systemthat provides managers flexible access to the data. The term data warehousing generally refers to the combination of many different databases across an entire enterprise. Contrast with data mart.
- Database (DB)
(1) Often abbreviated DB, a database is basically a collection of information organized in such a way that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data. You can think of a database as an electronic filing system. Traditional databases are organized by fields, records, and files. A field is a single piece of […]
- database engine
The part of a database management system (DBMS) that actually stores and retrieves data. Most DBMS’s include an Application Programming Interface (API) that enables you to directly control the engine without going through the DBMS’s user interface.
- Database Management System (DBMS)
A database management system (DBMS) is a collection of programs that enables you to store, modify, and extract information from a database. There are many different types of database management systems, ranging from small systems that run on personal computers to huge systems that run on mainframes. Examples of Database Applications The following are examples […]
- Database Server
Database server is the term used to refer to the back-end system of a database application using client/server architecture. The back-end, sometimes called a database server, performs tasks such as data analysis, storage, data manipulation, archiving, and other non-user specific tasks.