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back end

[′bak ‚end]
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back end

The support components of an information system. It often refers to the database management system (DBMS), which is the storehouse of the data residing in a server. It may also refer to the software in a Web server or application server that performs the processing initiated by a person using a Web browser (client side). See DBMS, Web server and application server.
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Building upon the Integration Foundation, ObjectStar Integration Gateways provide full read and write access to both front-end and back-end environments.
The combination of Linked Systems' Sales Integration Suite with Vineyardsoft's KnowledgeSync 2000 Business Alerts solution provides users with a unique combination of front-end and back-end application integration.
Under the Alanza Group Connections Program, Silicon Perspective's front-end physical design tool, First Encounter(TM), now interfaces with Cadence's front-end and back-end tools through hierarchical Verilog netlists and the GDS, LEF-DEF, and SPF formats.