Data Processing Systems
An automated system for processing the data for the records of an organization.
A computer program that performs a specific task of practical value in a business situation.
Random Access Processing
A file access method that provides direct access to a specific record
Data fields that uniquely identify a record in a file.
An automated system which organizes data to produce information.
Management Information Systems
A system that provides information to management
Collection of interrelated data items that can be processed by one or more application systems
A database, a database management system, and appropriate hardware and personnel
Database Management System (DBMS)
System software that facilitates the management of a database.
A conceptual method of structuring data
A data model that assumes all data relationships can be structured as hierarchies
A physical address which identifies where a record can be found on a disk
A data relationship in which a record can be owned by records from more than one file.
A program running on server hardware to provide database services to client machines
The concept of connecting a variety of computer hardware and software to work in concert to achieve user goals.
The state of multiple heterogeneous systems communicating and contributing to completion of a common task
A definition of a restricted portion of the database; also called a view
People responsible for the database system and its associated application software