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Definition of database

  • Usually abbreviated DB. It is a collection of information organized in such a way that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data. Database can refer as an electronic filing system.
  • Database is a data structure that stores organized information. Databases usually contain multiple tables, which may each include several different fields.
  • It is an updatable storage of information of an application's world and managing software that conceals from the user the physical aspects of information storage and information representation.
  • Database is a collection of information that is organized so that it can easily be accessed, managed, and updated. In one view, databases can be classified according to types of content: bibliographic, full-text, numeric, and images.
  • Computer databases typically contain aggregations of data records or files, such as sales transactions, product catalogues and inventories, and customer profiles.