Data store

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"Datastore" redirects here. For the cloud database, see Bigtable.

A data store is a repository for persistently storing and managing collections of data which include not just repositories like databases, but also simpler store types such as simple files, emails etc.[1]

A database is a repository of data objects where the objects are modeled using a database schema. Also, a file system is nothing but a repository that stores files. Thus any database management system or file system can be stated as an example for a data store.

MATLAB[2] and Cloud Storage systems like VMware,[3] Firefox OS[4] use datastore as a term for abstracting collections of data inside their respective applications.


Data store can refer to a broad class of storage systems including:


  1. ^ "Glossary D: data store". Information Management. Retrieved 2011-04-04. A place where data is stored; data at rest. A generic term that includes databases and flat files. 
  2. ^ "Datastore - MATLAB & Simulink". Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  3. ^ VMware (2016-01-11). "Managed Object - Datastore". VMware. VMware. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Data Store API". Mozilla Developer Network. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
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