Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
How to Cite
Walker, N. and Lawrence, C. 2005. Database Systems. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 2.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
The word “database” is used here in two overlapping ways to refer to a collection of related data and its storage method, or to programming system software used to organize and integrate a collection of related data. It is management, access, and control (including efficiency and recoverability), and not necessarily size, which distinguishes a database from a data set. This article concentrates on database software: choosing a database management system (DBMS), designing databases, object-oriented approaches, and closes with an overview of resources that might be helpful.
- data storage;
- data access;