Database Admin Definitions

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    10g

    10g is Oracle's grid computing product group including (among other things) a database management system (DBMS) and an application server. In addition to supporting grid computing features such as resource sharing and automatic load balancing. (Continued...)

  • C

    correlated subquery

    A correlated subquery is a SQL query that depends on values executed by the outer query in order to complete.

  • E

    E. F. Codd (Edgar F. "Ted" Codd)

    E. F. Codd (Edgar F. "Ted" Codd) formed the concepts for organizing and accessing data that are embodied in the relational database, the predominant approach to data organization in today's business world.

  • Oracle extents

    Oracle extents are a set of contiguous blocks allocated in an Oracle database.

  • F

    field

    A field is an area in a fixed or known location in a unit of data such as a record, message header, or computer instruction that has a purpose and usually a fixed size.

  • flexfield

    In an Oracle environment, a flexfield is a database field that has flexibility built into it so that users can define reporting structures that are relevant to their specific organizations.

  • foreign key

    A foreign key is a column or columns of data in one table that connects to the primary key data in the original table.

  • M

    multidimensional database (MDB)

    A multidimensional database (MDB) is a type of database that is optimized for data warehouse and online analytical processing (OLAP) applications. Multidimensional databases are frequently created using input from existing relational databases.

  • MySQL

    MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) based on SQL (Structured Query Language).

  • MySQL Connector/ODBC (Connector ODBC or MyODBC)

    MySQL Connector/ODBC (sometimes called just Connector ODBC or MyODBC) is a driver for connecting to a MySQL database server through the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) application program interface (API), which is the standard means of connecting to any database. Users can connect from within common applications and programming environments, such as Microsoft Access or Excel or Borland Delphi.

  • O

    object-oriented database management system (OODBMS or ODBMS)

    An object-oriented database management system (OODBMS), sometimes shortened to ODBMS for object database management system), is a database management system (DBMS) that supports the modelling and creation of data as objects.

  • Oracle

    Oracle is one of the largest vendors in the enterprise IT market and the shorthand name of its flagship product, a relational database management system (RDBMS) that's formally called Oracle Database.

  • Oracle Database 12c

    The Oracle Database 12c is a high-performance, enterprise-class database.

  • Oracle Database In-Memory

    Oracle Database In-Memory is an optional add-on to Oracle Database 12c that enables Oracle's flagship relational software to function as an in-memory database.

  • Oracle NoSQL Database

    The Oracle NoSQL Database is Oracle's answer to the non-relational database.

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