Digital Archiving Resources

Disambiguating Databases

Title

Disambiguating Databases

Subject

Digital Humanities

Description

The article explains the functions and operations of databases so as to aid those managing data storage in selecting the most appropriate one. It outlines the three types of data models in databases, relational, key-value, and hierarchical; different types of application programming interfaces (APIs); and the steps of a database transaction. It assesses different kinds of databases with respect to criteria including speed and data protection. Topics include the limitations of hard disks versus solid-state drives (SSDs), the benefits of SQL versus non-SQL databases, the role of page caches, and indexing.

Creator

Richardson, Rick

Publisher

Communications of the ACM

Date

2015-01

Contributor

Allen, Amber

Type

Journal Article

Bibliographic Citation

Richardson, Rick. "Disambiguating Databases." Communications Of The ACM 58, no. 1 (January 2015): 54-61. Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost.

Files

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Collection

Citation

Richardson, Rick, “Disambiguating Databases,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 19, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/329.