Sep
25
2012

What is a Disaster Recovery Data Center

Disaster Recovery Data Center

As corporate dependence on IT solutions continues to grow in the early 21st century, demand for reliable, cost effective disaster recovery data centers is expected to be one of the major growth markets for server and networking suppliers in their search for business continuity solutions in the event of unforeseen disaster striking. Disaster recovery has taken on more urgency with the growth of computer use within global corporations, and uptake in developing nations. Recent tragedies such as 9/11, North-Eastern  power blackouts, or the Asian tsunami [...]

Sep
20
2012

What is a Flat File Database?

Flat File Database

Databases have evolved as technology continues to develop.  Contrary to popular belief, databases have existed before computers were built.  The data was not recorded in a computer but with crude accounting systems which were used by banks.  There are different ways to collect and organize data to form a database.  One of the models used in early time before the age of computers were flat file databases.  A flat file database encodes a table of data in different means as a plain text file.  A [...]

Sep
19
2012

What is a DSN or Database Source Name?

Database Source Name

A data source name, also called the DSN, is a data structure that provides information on a certain database.  This database usually includes an open database community server that it requires to function effectively.  A data source name, which is usually embedded in a registry or a text file, includes information such as the name, the directory as well as the driver of the database.  The DSN also includes the name and password of the user, which also depends on the DSN type.  Most developer [...]

Sep
17
2012

What is a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Disaster-Recovery-Plan

Disaster recovery planning is an IT function often involving a whole of business team whose role it is to anticipate disasters of any scale, determine the effects these would have on business continuity, and then create a set of policies and procedures for minimizing downtime and expediting recovery to pre-disaster levels. In smaller corporations the disaster recovery plan may in fact be just a sheets of paper listing steps to take when the unforeseen occurs, in fact, smaller organizations may be able to download disaster [...]

Sep
10
2012

What is an Open Source Database?

MySQL PostgreSQL

Open source is a kind of design where you can immediately access any kind of information from a set group with less hassle.  This method has been closely studied by various companies to see whether this method can be used for their business.  It has also reached technology in the form of open source database. The term itself, open source, has been gaining popularity with the development of technology, such as computers and Internet, which allows large numbers of users to tap into their sources [...]

Jun
4
2012

What is Disaster Recovery?

Disaster Recovery

Disasters happen, be they manmade or natural, no corporation or government can ever assume their data and access to their data will be exempt from damage. Disaster recovery is their ability to recover electronic data and data processing to pre-disaster levels in the shortest possible time thru forward planning and setting policy objectives. Preparing for disasters and knowing that recovery will be possible requires careful analysis of the threats facing a corporation such as earthquakes, terrorism, hacking, staff strikes, electrical failure, even human error, and [...]

May
1
2012

What is a Database Cluster?

Database Cluster

If it seems like you have a bunch of messy files and you have no idea about what step to take next, then you need to consider getting a database. The database will help you in storing and managing your files with the use of various commands such as SQL statements. With the use of the database, you’ll be able to organize your files according to clusters. This is called “database clustering”. How is database clustering relevant to the database management system? The database cluster [...]

Apr
25
2012

What are Database Servers?

Database Server

Database server is a program that connects the information stored in a database to other computers or computer programs. Most of the database management systems provide this type of function, while others count on the client-server model in order to access the database. The client-server model means that one computer, called the client, requests information from the server, which is the second computer. This is the type of model that most database servers use in order to function. There is also the master-slave model wherein [...]

Apr
23
2012

What are Database Forms?

Database Form

Database is a place to store data and has the capability of being accessed by other users whether they are at home, in the office, or anywhere. The databases are normally used by companies that are transacting with customers, businesses, and so on. Databases are great for storing information since they are organized and easy to access. It is also easy to use. Database is composed of forms, tables, rows, columns, fields, labels, and so on. These are necessary since these items are the ones [...]

Apr
22
2012

What are Database Applications?

Database Applications

Database is the tool used to store essential information in a single system. The database is significant to those who want have large information on hand. With the use of any database, information will become organized and efficient. That’s why many databases are used to supplement learning in children, to aid in the sharing of files in networks, or to organize information for businesses. But what are its uses as well as its impact on manufacturing and businesses? Integration of the Database Applications Today, database [...]

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