Thursday, 8 December 2011
A database is an organized collection of data for one or more purposes, usually in digital form. The data are typically organized to model relevant aspects of reality in a way that supports processes requiring this information . This definition is very general, and is independent of the technology used.
The term "database" may be narrowed to specify particular aspects of organized collection of data and may refer to the logical database, to physical database as data content in computer data storage or to many other database sub-definitions.
The term database is correctly applied to the data and their supporting data structures, and not to the database management system (referred to by the acronym DBMS). The database data collection with DBMS is called a database systems.