Oracle Database / Applications Definitions

  • R

    repository

    In information technology, a repository (pronounced ree-PAHZ-ih-tor-i) is a central place in which an aggregation of data is kept and maintained in an organized way, usually in computer storage.

  • responsibility

    In an Oracle environment, a responsibility is a defined user right, similar to the word privilege in some other settings.

  • row

    In a database, a row (sometimes called a record) is the set of fields within a table that are relevant to a specific entity.

  • S

    Solaris

    Solaris is the computer operating system that Sun Microsystems provides for its family of Scalable Processor Architecture-based processors as well as for Intel-based processors.

  • splay tree

    A splay tree is a self-adjusting search algorithm for placing and locating files (called records or keys) in a database.

  • stored procedure

    A stored procedure is a group of statements with a specific name, which are stored inside a database, such as MySQL or Oracle.

  • T

    The Open Group

    The Open Group is a software standards organization that is sponsored by a number of major software vendors.

  • V

    Very Large Database (VLDB)

    While there is apparently no official or standard definition for the term Very Large Database (VLDB), it is sometimes used to describe databases occupying magnetic storage in the terabyte range and containing billions of table rows.

  • virtual (federated) database

    A virtual database, also called a federated database, is a system in which several databases appear to function as a single entity.

  • virtual private database (VPD)

    A Virtual Private Database (VPD) makes the database tables seem like they belong to one user when multiple users may actually be using that table.

  • Z

    Z39.50

    Z39.50 is a standard communications protocol for the search and retrieval of bibliographic data in online databases.

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