SQL Server Definitions

  • R

    record standardization

    In data management, record standardization is a process in which files are first parsed (assigned to appropriate fields in a database record) and then translated to a common format.

  • relational database

    A relational database is a collection of data items organized as a set of formally-described tables from which data can be accessed or reassembled in many different ways without having to reorganize the database tables.

  • relational database management system (RDBMS)

    A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a program that lets you create, update, and administer a relational database.

  • replication

    Replication (pronounced rehp-lih-KA-shun) is the process of making a replica (a copy) of something.

  • rollback

    A rollback is the undoing of partly completed database changes when a database transaction is determined to have failed.

  • S

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system, or RDBMS, that supports a wide variety of transaction processing, business intelligence and analytics applications in corporate IT environments

  • schema

    In computer programming, a schema (pronounced SKEE-mah) is the organization or structure for a database.

  • segment

    A segment is a defined portion or section of something larger such as a database, geometric object, or network.

  • spatial data

    Spatial data, also known as geospatial data, is information about a physical object that can be represented by numerical values in a geographic coordinate system.  

  • SQL (Structured Query Language)

    SQL, short for Structured Query Language, is a programming language for relational databases. It lets users modify database structures and insert, update and query data.

  • SQL Azure

    SQL Azure is Microsoft’s cloud database service.

  • SQL Server 2014

    SQL Server 2014 is relational database management system (RDBMS) designed for the enterprise environment.

  • SQL Server buffer pool

    An SQL Server buffer pool, also called an SQL Server buffer cache, is a place in system memory that is used for caching table and index data pages as they are modified or read from disk. 

  • SVVP (server virtualization validation program)

    SVVP (server virtualization validation program) is a policy that allows administrators running running Windows Server on certified virtualization technologies other than Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtual Server to receive technical support for Windows Server from Microsoft.

  • T

    T-SQL (Transact-SQL)

    T-SQL (Transact-SQL) is a set of programming extensions from Sybase and Microsoft that add several features to the Structured Query Language (SQL), including transaction control, exception and error handling, row processing and declared variables.

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