Mar
4
2012

What is High Availability?

Datacenter

In IT terms, high availability is the term used to describe a server or network, and by extension all of the constituent components, that is continuously available for data input, processing, and report querying. In it’s simplest sense, we see high availability in our everyday interactions on the web, it is very rare for the top 10 websites to be offline. The systems and protocols in place largely determine the success or not of a high availability goal, mostly because components fail randomly, and no [...]

Mar
4
2012

What is Data Integration?

Blue Digital Globe on top of binary code

Data integration involves taking data from two or more databases, sometimes within the same company, and producing meaningful reports from the merged data. Data integration can be thought of as one of the holy grails of IT, and at the same time a major headache for most IT professionals. The vast majority of databases used in corporations are proprietary in nature, designed by the supplier to suit the needs of their querying software, not for integration with other data systems, leading to difficulties creating a [...]

Mar
4
2012

What is a Web Database?

Web Database

Are you running your own website and you constantly want to monitor, update and feed more information to your website?  If your answer to this is yes, then you will definitely need a web database. A web database is commonly used by website owners who sell online products, have a member-based subscription and many more.  Owning a web database will really provide you with the convenience of extracting and manipulating your web features.  You daily tasks will also be organized with the use of a [...]

Mar
3
2012

IBM DB2 Database

Ibm-Db2

DB2 or database 2 is basically related to the relational database management system (RDBMS), which is part of the databases created by the IBM group. DB2 works by developing an access to a wide variety of databases or providing an open database environment for several computing platforms. In short, the DB2 database can make a significant change in the database management system. The DB2 database can create a single-user application and transform it to a multi-user system. Moreover, the DB2 database can be run using [...]

Mar
3
2012

What is a Transactional Database?

Database Transaction

Whenever a user stores or manages data in the database, the user is making a “database transaction”.  The database transaction refers to the work done within a database management system or less likely against a database.  The transaction in the database works independently with other transactions, so users can ensure that all data are coherent, accessible and secure. The significance of making transactions with a database is to provide a more cohesive and coherent transferring of data as well as keeping the data secure from [...]

Mar
2
2012

What is Database Development?

Database Development

Whether you want to use the internet as a soap box to publish your content to reach people around the world or want to become the next online mogul, developing a database comes first. Databases are used to store and manage data in a computer. If you just want to publish your content online, there are inexpensive ways to do that. You can create HTML and data pages by using database software to publish them. But other needs, such as multiple users and web interaction [...]

Mar
2
2012

What is a Sybase Database?

Sybase Database

When the word database is mentioned, the software called ‘Oracle’ usually comes to mind.  This is understandable, as oracle is the most popular software used for making databases.  However, if there’s a ‘first’ then that means there’s a ‘second’ and a ‘third’.  Sybase happens to be the second most popular software for databases.  Sybase Inc., the company behind the Sybase database, has been around since 1984.  They are one of the leaders in creating various database softwares and have even once been partnered with Microsoft, [...]

Mar
1
2012

What is a Stored Procedure?

Stored Procedure Test

Stored procedure refers to the routine available when using a relational database system.  Stored procedure is also called Proc, Sproc, SP or StoPro.  They are usually available within a data dictionary. Most stored procedures are used for data validation.  Data validation is integrated within a database.  Stored procedure is also used to unite as well as integrate logic in implementing applications.  For more complex procedures that require SQL statements, the use of stored procedures will definitely be an advantage.  All applications under stored procedure will [...]

Feb
28
2012

What is a Data Mart?

Data Mart

Do you want to organize your own business?  To make your business up-to-date and successful, you need to gather significant tools to improve your data storage as well as database organization.  The most brilliant tool you can use when establishing your business is the data mart.  In this article, we will know more about data mart and its significance to businesses. All about Data Mart   Data mart is a division of the organizational data store, which usually is designed for a specific purpose.  A [...]

Feb
25
2012

What is a Relational Database Management System or RDBMS?

ODBMS vs RDBMS

Every webmaster knows how invaluable database system is in running and managing information in a website.  Be it a small webstore with limited traffic or a gargantuan website with multiple server location, database system is an integral part of planning and development cycle of a company. Relational Database Management System or RDBMS is one of the most famous and most widely used database management systems in the industry today.  If you know Oracle or IBM’s DB2 database management system, you are most probably aware of [...]

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