A database is any organized collection of data organized to provide efficient retrieval.
A DATABASE is a collection of information organized in such a way that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data. You can think of a database as an electronic filing system.
The term database should not be confused with Database Management System (DBMS). A DBMS is the system software used to create and manage databases and provide users and applications with access to the database. A database is to a DBMS as a document is to a Word Processor.
See a more detailed information here: Database.
Commonly used specific databases on Code Review:
On Code Review we have a number of specific DBMS tags as well. If your question relates to a specific database, you may want to tag it with that tag only, or perhaps even both.
no particular order
Other Related Tags:
Additionally, if your question is about a database, you may want to tag your question with:
- sql for your database queries or manipulations (or tsql for sql-server, or plsql for oracle)
- jdbc for java programs that interact with databases
- mysqli for accessing mysql from php