Definition of Database

Definition Last Updated 17-Dec-2015 12:51

A database is a set of structures or patterns according to which multiple instances of defined types of information (including database rules) are or may be organised (i.e. physically arranged in accordance with a specification) in such a way that subsets of data satisfying particular criteria (which may themselves be stored within the database or supplied dynamically) may be retrieved and re-organised for further processing.

A database application is part of a system for manipulating (creating, reading, updating, deleting, etc.) databases.


Database is a defined term of Enterprise Architecture. Database is a defined term of Business Analysis. Database is a defined term of Information Technology.

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