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What Is A Database?

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    What Is A Database?

  2. CamG profile image58
    CamGposted 8 years ago

    I would have thought anything that stores data, in a format from which it can be retrieved.  Implying it is not just a software application, it could also be a card index file

  3. 2Xera profile image52
    2Xeraposted 8 years ago

    This 4 word question is actually much more complex than it leads on...

    A database is a way to store information for rapid retreival from a hard disk, the most common used elements of a database are stored in the systems RAM.

    A MySQL database has several layers, hardware, software and transitional stating.

    Transitional stating takes the data from the hard disk and moves it to the RAM so it can be read and altered much quicker.

    RAM = Measured in nanoseconds
    Hard Disk = Measured in miliseconds

    So in short it is a way to speed up in and out access of data.


  4. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 5 years ago

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