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Glossary of Information Governance Terms

DATABASE
  1. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    A database is a collection of information that is organized so that it can easily be accessed, managed, and updated. In one view, databases can be classified according to types of content: bibliographic, full-text, numeric, and images.


    Example:


    Source:
    TechTarget


  2. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    Systematically organized or structured repository of indexed information (usually as a group of linked data files) that allows easy retrieval, updating, analysis, and output of data. Stored usually in a computer, this data could be in the form of graphics, reports, scripts, tables, text, etc., representing almost every kind of information.


    Example:


    Source:
    Business Dictionary


See also

FOREIGN KEY
PRIMARY KEY