Browsing articles by " Anthony Clark"
Mar
5
2012

What is a XML Database?

XML

XML, which is short for Extensible Markup Language, is a kind of software that helps systems which share information across different sources, such as through the internet.  Not only that, XML also helps with encoding as well as serializing data. XML database, on the other hand, refers to a kind of software that allows or still retains the first version of any information and stores it even though there is already a new version of the information or even though it is already modified.  This [...]

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

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 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 [...]

Feb
22
2012

Java Database

Java Database

Today, java files are relatively part of the multimedia system.  We often use java programming for images, music, videos and also for large volume information.  Previously, commercial database vendors launched the new java database software which will essentially help organize java files and programs.  Java database and its applications are definitely beneficial to java programmers.  Most java databases have java managers, drivers and connectivity software for web access and database-to-database access. Java database is used to store, extract and manipulate java programs.  With the use [...]

Feb
20
2012

What is a Multimedia Database?

Multimedia-Database

Generally, majority of businesses, schools and other institutions use multimedia data to store data and disseminate important information.  Multimedia data consists of digital images, sounds, videos, animation, graphics as well as text data. During the past few years, the generating, processing and storing of multimedia data has grown immensely.  There are three factors that contributed to the growth of multimedia usage.  The first one is the use of personal computers as well as high-definition gadgets such as digital cameras, video cameras, scanners, printers and monitors.  [...]

Feb
16
2012

What is a Database Trigger?

Database Trigger

A database trigger is a form of stored procedure which is immediately processed in response to certain events with a database.  A database trigger may allow the user to block any transactions, perform logging as well as modifying data within the database.  Trigger can be classified into two types – the “row” triggers and the “statement” triggers.  “Row” triggers usually occur for every row of a specific table, while “statement” triggers can only be executed once in every INSERT (a new record or input is [...]

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