decision support database

Also found in: Acronyms.

decision support database

A database from which data is extracted and analysed statistically (but not modified) in order to inform business or other decisions. This is in contrast to an operational database which is being continuously updated.

For example, a decision support database might provide data to determine the average salary of different types of workers, whereas an operational database containing the same data would be used to calculate pay check amounts.

Often, decision support data is extracted from operation databases.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (
References in periodicals archive ?
ACR AC is a comprehensive national standards clinical decision support database with more than 130 topics and 614 variant conditions that provide evidence-based guidance for the appropriate utilization of all medical imaging procedures.
Medi-Span represents clinical decision support databases that can be embedded into a healthcare organization's existing CIS.

Full browser ?