database

(redirected from Public database)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.
Related to Public database: Public records

database

Computing a systematized collection of data that can be accessed immediately and manipulated by a data-processing system for a specific purpose

database

An organized collection of related data that is stored in a computer system and is accessed by means of a set of programs known as a database management system. A database may provide data that is available to all users of a computer system and may be shared by a number of different applications. Examples include ESA's EXOSAT Database and NASA's Astrophysics Data System.

database

[′dad·ə‚bās]
(computer science)
A nonredundant collection of interrelated data items that can be shared and used by several different subsystems.

database

(database)
One or more large structured sets of persistent data, usually associated with software to update and query the data. A simple database might be a single file containing many records, each of which contains the same set of fields where each field is a certain fixed width.

A database is one component of a database management system.

See also ANSI/SPARC Architecture, atomic, blob, data definition language, deductive database, distributed database, fourth generation language, functional database, object-oriented database, relational database.

Carol E. Brown's tutorial.

database

(hypertext)
A collection of nodes managed and stored in one place and all accessible via the same server. Links outside this are "external", and those inside are "internal".

On the World-Wide Web this is called a website.

database

(3)
All the facts and rules comprising a logic programming program.

database

A set of related files that is created and managed by a database management system (DBMS). Today, most DBMSs can manage any form of data including text, images, sound and video. Database and file structures are always determined by the software. As far as the hardware is concerned, all data are simply "bits and bytes." See DBMS.


Data Are Bits and Bytes
To the hardware, data are nothing more than bits and bytes. The software determines the format of the data and how to handle it. To understand data and file structures, review the hierarchy and terms in this illustration.
References in periodicals archive ?
It would be virtually impossible to enforce, as such vehicles are not on any public database and do not need to be licenced.
The researcher explained that using a crowdsourced public database of voluntarily submitted phone records, they queried the Yelp, Google Places and Facebook directories, and were able to match 27.
Nevertheless, other strains with capsid sequences that closely match those of Mc10 and C12 are in the public database, which suggests the circulation of other recombinant sapovirus strains.
Furthermore, it suggests Congress significantly reform the HEA during this reauthorization by ending outdated and duplicative programs, eliminating subsidies to middle-class and wealthy families, and creating a public database to encourage smart consumer decision making.
Through a public database managed by WIPO, members of the consortium, including the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), provide their intellectual property assets and resources such as compounds, expertise, know-how, etc.
The plans include 'heavier punishments' and a 'blacklisting' for offending food manufacturers and the creation of a public database monitoring companies' safety records.
Scientists universally point to the need for a curated, public database for NMR and MS spectra, one that optimally includes profiles for the wide range of populations that make up the human race.
The group is wanting industry to make emissions disclosures to Toxics Release Inventory, a public database that keeps records of certain emissions from facilities in specific areas.
Washington, Nov 30(ANI): A group of Georgetown University students have assembled the largest public database of over 3,000 miles of tunnels dug by China to hide and move their missiles and nuclear arms.
The NIEHS DERT supports an international public database devoted primarily to comparative toxicogenomics in aquatic and mammalian species, the CTD (http:// www.