system catalog

system catalog

[′sis·təm ′kad·əl‚äg]
(computer science)
An index of all files controlled by the operating system of a large computer.

system catalog

(database)
The data dictionary of a DBMS. The system catalogue stores meta-data including the schemas of the databases. It is a mini-database, and is usually stored using the DBMS itself in special tables called system tables. It maybe referred to as being "on line", as it is active, and can be queried by users like any other table.
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Prior information notice without call for competition for Provision of Technology services and functional development and technical support and ongoing management, Information System catalog Corporate Resources (S.
Storage-related information is available to DBAs from multiple sources including the System Catalog, statistics, and operating system utilities, but the details are scattered all over the place and it can be difficult to gain a complete, accurate, and up-to-date picture.
Scott, the systems librarian at Laurentian University (Ontario, Canada), was looking for a backup catalog to provide stability to the college's proprietary library system catalog.
It quickly became apparent to me that the proprietary library system catalog I had assumed responsibility for suffered from a stability problem.
Lynch and Preston (1990) note that, by 1989, the Colorado Association of Research Libraries (CARL) catalogs and the University of California system catalog (MELVYL) were available on the Internet via the telnet protocol.
Imagine uploading your raw digital photos to an archive, and having the system catalog and store them.
expressor's ability to extract metadata from tables in the Netezza system catalog and perform semantic rationalization on column names makes intelligent load and go a sound and consistent foundation for fast development, incremental development and rapid return on investment," said Eric Lipscombe, CEO, EDGE Associates, one of the UK's leading data warehouse and business intelligence consultancies and a partner of both expressor software and Netezza.
Typical statistical details stored in the system catalog include:
the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announced today the immediate availability of its MySQL-R appliance, an addition to the AppLogic system catalog, that is designed to provide easy database replication for scaling and disaster recovery.
the provision of a backup system catalog and options based on EVault Plug-N Technologies -Protect and Satellite;
Benefits, subject to this consultation, include - The provision of a backup system catalog and options based on EVault Plug-N-Protect and Satellite technologies;- Providing a catalog of services installation, configuration and integration;- Support and maintenance - - For each equipment acquired as part of this market;- - Maintenance recovery equipment already in production.
A subsequent integration into a system catalog from the universities of Leipzig must be guaranteed.