It differs from a local database, held in an individual computer or its attached storage, such as a CD.
- For the system or software designed to manage a database, see Database management systems (DBMS)
- For information on the structure of a database itself, see Database
- For information on the programs for searching a database, see Search engines
Currently, there are several database products designed specifically as hosted databases delivered as software as a service products. These differ from typical traditional databases such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, etc. Some of the differences are:
- These online databases are delivered primarily via a web browser
- They are often purchased by a monthly subscription
- They embed common collaboration features such as sharing, email notifications, etc.
For information on the contents of specific types of database, see
To learn about generic online databases that can be used by any software application, see Cloud database.
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