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A '''database''' is an organised collection of [structured data], usually under the
managment of a '''[DBMS%|%Database Management System]'''.  The word
'''database''' is often used when what is really meant is a [DBMS].

There is a tendency to see a database or a [DBMS] as merely a system for the
[persistence%|%persistent] storage and retrieval of data, but this view tends
to miss the ''organised'' part of the definition.

** See Also **

   [Interacting with databases]:   

   [Category Database]:   



   [Comparing Tcl database abstraction layers]:   

   [structured data]:   Lists systems other than [dbms%|%database management systems] that are dedicated to the general task of structuring and querying data.

** Education **
[|%The Database as a Value], video, [Rich Hickey], 2012: A presentation about presenting a database as an immutable value instead of as a location.
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