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Database-Agnostic - definition(s)

database-agnostic - Database-agnostic is a term describing the capacity of software to function with any vendor’s database management system (DBMS). In information technology (IT), agnostic refers to the ability of something – such as software or hardware – to work with various systems, rather than being customized for a single system.

Database-agnostic software can be useful in an environment where data must be sourced from heterogeneous databases. On the other hand, because a database-agnostic product isn’t customized to work with a specific DBMS, it typically can’t benefit from any special features that system offers.

Database-agnosticism is often offered as a feature of business intelligence (BI) / business analytics (BA) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) products.

See also: Structured Query Language (SQL), data analytics (DA), Data Management_, normalisation / normalization, data structure

Related glossary terms: MyDiamo, engine-level encryption, Apache Hive, Amazon Dynamo Database (DDB), database activity monitoring (DAM)

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Source:, 26 July 2013 08:59:18, External

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