Database Glossary – I
Useful Terms For Working With Data

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Implementation

A particular relational DBMS running on a specific hardware platform.

Import

An operation by which an application brings data in from a generic source file (from which embedded programming and control characters have been filtered out) and converts it into its own native file format for use.

Index

1) A method used to reorder display or output records in a specific order.

2) A data structure of pointers used to provide rapid, random access to rows in the table.

Information Schema

See: Schema, Information.

Inner Join

See: Join, Inner.

Integrity

The property of the database that ensures that the data contained in the database is as accurate and consistent as possible.

IT

Abbreviation for “Information Technology.” Also used in larger acronyms such as MIT; Manager of Information Technology.