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What is a Database? Definition, Meaning, Types with Example (Richard Peterson, Guru99)


database : a usually large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by a computer) — Webster   See also OneLook

Database (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Database is an organized collection of data, today typically in digital form. The data are typically organized to model relevant aspects of reality (for example, the availability of rooms in hotels), in a way that supports processes requiring this information (for example, finding a hotel with vacancies). — Wikipedia   See also Database (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Outline of Databases (Wikipedia)

Database Management System (DBMS) is software that enables users to define, create, maintain and control access to a database. The DBMS acronym is sometimes extended to indicate the underlying database model, with RDBMS for the relational, OODBMS for the object (oriented) and ORDBMS for the object–relational model. Other extensions can indicate some other characteristic, such as DDBMS for a distributed database management systems. — Wikipedia

Database Management Systems: Category (Wikipedia)

Relational database is a database based on the relational model of data. A system used to maintain relational databases is a relational database management system (RDBMS). Many relational database systems have an option of using the SQL for querying and maintaining the database.[2] — Wikipedia

Relational Database Management System (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)

SQL Structured Query Language) is a domain-specific language used in programming and designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS), or for stream processing in a relational data stream management system (RDSMS). It is particularly useful in handling structured data, i.e. data incorporating relations among entities and variables. — Wikipedia

SQL (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)


Comparison of relational database management systems (Wikipedia)




History of Databases (Computer History Museum)

Introduction to Databases (Philip Greenspun, SQL for Web Nerds)
Philip Greenspun (Wikipedia)


Library of Congress # QA76.9.D3 Databases (UPenn Online Books)

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MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
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Introduction to Databases (Jennifer Widom, Stanford University)

CMU 15-445/645 Database Systems (Carnegie Mellon University)
CMU 15-445/645 Intro to Database Systems (Carnegie Mellon University, YouTube)

MIT 6.830/6.814: Database Systems (MIT Opencourseware)
MIT 6.830/6.814: Database Systems (MIT Opencourseware, YouTube)



Database Administrator (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Database Administrator (Computer
Database Administrator (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)


Data / Storage And Retrieval (Communications of the ACM)
Database Trends and Applications
Database Journal
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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form



Database Trends and Applications : All Articles RSS feeds from Database Trends and Applications .

  • ScaleFlux Creates Partner Program to Bring...
    on May 23, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    ScaleFlux, Inc., a provider deploying SSDs with computational storage at scale, is introducing its ScaleFlux Partner Program, giving customers broad access to the easiest approach to coping with data growth.

  • Push Technology Supports a Low-Code Approach with...
    on May 20, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Push Technology, a provider of real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is releasing Diffusion 6.8, adding new features that include the Diffusion Gateway Framework, expanded data wrangling calculations and conditionals, and journal logging.

  • Tackling the Talent Shortage and Cybersecurity...
    on May 20, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    IBM is introducing education initiatives with the?U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),?Specialisterne Foundation, and six?Historically Black Colleges & Universities?(HBCUs) to provide no-cost STEM job training to U.S. military veterans, neurodivergent learners worldwide, and university students from underrepresented communities in the U.S.

  • IBM Releases New Report on AI Adoption for...
    on May 20, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    IBM has released its Global AI Adoption Index 2022, research?commissioned by IBM in partnership with Morning Consult.?IBM's annual poll of global IT senior?decision makers found that AI adoption continued at a measured pace worldwide. According to the IBM report, the global AI adoption rate grew steadily and now is 35%, a four-point increase from the year before, and, in some industries and countries, the use of AI is nearly ubiquitous.

  • New Road Map Unveiled by IBM for Achieving...
    on May 20, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    IBM has announced the expansion of its road map for achieving large-scale, practical quantum computing. IBM originally announced its quantum road map in 2020, and, since then, the company said, it has delivered on each of the targets on its timeline. "In just 2 years, our team has made incredible progress on our existing quantum road map. Executing on our vision has given us clear visibility into the future of quantum and what it will take to get us to the practical quantum computing era," said […]

  • PostgreSQL vs. MySQL: Which Is Best?
    by David Manda on April 8, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    PostgreSQL and MySQL are open-source DBs for data analytics for commercial enterprises. A user can use either database management system, but one question remains. PostgreSQL vs. MySQL: Which is best? The choice between PostgreSQL and MySQL depends on the needed scalability and reliability of data management functions. PostgreSQL offers relational and non-relational solutions with high The post PostgreSQL vs. MySQL: Which Is Best? appeared first on Database Journal.

  • Top Common MySQL Queries
    by Sachin Khosla on April 5, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    MySQL queries are usually written once and then wrapped in class functions to minimize code repetition. This article lists the 10 queries used most often in MySQL. A Query is essentially a request for information to be retrieved from a database table or a combination of tables. There are many query languages that can be The post Top Common MySQL Queries appeared first on Database Journal.

  • Top Ten MySQL GUI Tools
    by Kelsey Perkins on March 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Many third parties create rich applications to facilitate database management, database development and database administration. Here are ten outstanding graphical user interface (GUI) tools for MySQL. Why use a GUI tool? Most relational databases, with the notable exception of MS Access, are comprised of two distinct components: the back-end, where the data is warehoused, and The post Top Ten MySQL GUI Tools appeared first on Database Journal.

  • Become More Efficient at Writing TSQL by Creating...
    by Gregory Larsen on June 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    A TSQL code snippet is a set of code that performs a task that can easily be placed in your TSQL code using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Snippets are a great way to jump start creating a fragment of TSQL code for common types tasks, like creating a table, a stored procedure, a trigger, The post Become More Efficient at Writing TSQL by Creating Code Snippets appeared first on Database Journal.

  • What Is a TSQL Code Snippet, How Would You It,...
    by Gregory Larsen on June 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    A TSQL code snippet is a fragment of code that can easily be placed in your TSQL script using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Snippets of code often contain some text that you need to modify to work for your purpose. The insert process makes it easy to identify and modify the text of that The post What Is a TSQL Code Snippet, How Would You It, and Why? appeared first on Database Journal.




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