Apr
4
2012

What is a Database Transaction?

Database Transaction

When we are talking about database transaction, we are referring to a work or operation done within a management system of a database against another database using an understandable and reliable approach. This operation is done on its own without relying on another program. The transactions done in a database has two uses. First, the unit of work provided by the transaction produces accurate recovery of data whenever a failure occurs. It also keeps the information within the database accurate during the failure of the [...]

Apr
1
2012

What is Database Security?

Database Security

Database security is a series of processes and systems which are put in place to protect the database from any outside source that has a malicious intent or from anyone inadvertently accessing the database, whether they may be authorized or not. There are other security measures in place such as firewalls and routers, and these are some examples of those handling the external security of the database. Likewise, there are also network security systems in place to detect any malicious activity within the network. There [...]

Mar
22
2012

What is ETL or Extract, Transform, and Load?

Extact Transform Load

To be able to understand ETL better, it’s best to first briefly say what a data warehouse is.  When you talk about Data Warehouse, what you’re actually talking about is the place where you keep all your data – electronically, that is.  However, your data warehouse isn’t only the place where you store all the electronic data you’ve gathered and now want to keep for future use.  It’s not like a garage where you carelessly throw in everything you’ve gathered.  Your data warehouse should be [...]

Mar
20
2012

What is Enterprise Information Integration

Enterprise Information Integration

Enterprise Information Integration, otherwise known by the acronym EII, refers to the ability of software to access data from multiple and perhaps incompatible sources using a single interface, in most cases custom written for the organizational needs, and which may include more display methods than a simple database query allows, for example graphical representation of data. The goal of enterprise information integration is to present the data homogeneously such that the user is not aware of the actual sources of the information, and thru presenting [...]

Mar
18
2012

What is Datawarehouse?

data Warehouse

Datawarehouse is primarily the depository of electronically stored data.  This tool is essential to aid in reporting as well as in analyzing.  Although, datawarehouse is focused on data storage, this is also used to extract and analyze data, transform, load and manipulate the data in the database or data dictionary.  Thus, datawarehouse is also defined as a repository of data, business intelligence tools and tools to manage or manipulate the metadata.  Datawarehouse is constantly being performed in a day-to-day basis.  With the use of the [...]

Mar
17
2012

What is Datamining?

Datamining

Most often, users would need an important tool to maximize the use of the database, and there is a certain tool that can help maximize the transformation of data to information, and this tool is called “datamining”.  Datamining is used to extract the hidden information from the database.  Datamining is commonly used for businesses and security purposes.  This certainly applies to any type of data, and it can unravel certain hidden patterns within the database.  But make sure that the hidden patterns are present within [...]

Mar
16
2012

What is Database Replication?

Database Replication

For anyone who has ever had problems with handling their bulk data, whether for personal use or for office purposes, the importance of database management cannot be emphasized enough. A lot of major corporations as well as individuals who run their own home-based businesses rely heavily on the computer for storing their important data among other things.  This is why database management has become a key player in the success of any business venture because it helps keep track of all the important information needed [...]

Mar
15
2012

What is Data Management?

Data Management

In any organization, whether at work or in school, data collecting is essential as it provides all the facts and references that you could need some time in the future.  Data is, in fact, an integral part in any endeavor as it provides you with all the premises that you could use to back up your claim, your conclusion or your solution.  This is especially true if you are running a business, big or small, as it gives you all the pertinent details that could [...]

Mar
15
2012

What is Database Hosting?

Database Hosting

In this age where the success or failure of a business relies heavily not only in marketing but also in doing so with the least amount of costs and the maximum amount of benefits possible.  That renders startup companies and small companies helpless against gargantuan companies who can pay for the price of information, marketing, and everything that goes on the menu.  But now, companies that don’t have the funds for software/hardware investment can have their database requirements taken cared of without hurting their pockets [...]

Mar
15
2012

What is Database Normalization?

Database Normalization

In terms of relational database design, database normalization is the process in which a database structure is free from any uncertainties like UPDATE, INSERTION and DELETION incidences.  When this happens, the integrity of the data is at stake.  That’s why, normalization was conceptualized. To be able to normalize a certain database, it should be designed in the third normal form.  In the third normal form, all data will be secured, and only certain areas of the table are subjected to any change.  Generally, a standard [...]

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