Choose Index below for a list of all words and phrases defined in this glossary.


index | Index

Integrity - definitions

Integrity - The property of the database that ensures that the data contained in the database is as accurate and consistent as possible.

[Category=Database Management ]

Source: Northwest Database Services, 10 November 2009 08:02:07, External

These advertisers support this free service

Integrity - has a twofold meaning: placing rules on the data into the DBMS that define its allowable values and assuring the backup and recoverability of the databasein the event of hardware or software failures.

Craig S. Mullins, 16 November 2009 10:21:20, External

Integrity - Relates to information being available when required by the business process now and in the future. It also concerns the safeguarding of necessary resources and associated capabilities. (COBIT definition)

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 11 December 2009 11:00:11, External

Integrity - Data are protected from deliberate bias or manipulation for political or personal reasons.

Source: Public Schools of North Carolina, 24 April 2010 09:56:30, External

Integrity - A piece of information has integrity when you can show that it has not been altered (either by accident or as a result of hacking) without you being aware of the fact.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: Arctic Soft, 06 August 2011 09:17:17, External

integrity - Integrity, in terms of data and network security, is the assurance that information can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to do so. Measures taken to ensure integrity include controlling the physical environment of networked terminals and servers, restricting access to data, and maintaining rigorous authentication practices. Data integrity can also be threatened by environmental hazards, such as heat, dust, and electrical surges.

Practices followed to protect data integrity in the physical environment include: making servers accessible only to network administrators, keeping transmission media (such as cables and connectors) covered and protected to ensure that they cannot be tapped, and protecting hardware and storage media from power surges, electrostatic discharges, and magnetism.

Network administration measures to ensure data integrity include: maintaining current authorization levels for all users, documenting system administration procedures, parameters, and maintenance activities, and creating disaster recovery plans for occurrences such as power outages, server failure, and virus attacks.

Related glossary terms: configuration management database (CMDB), event forwarding, ARM server, compaction, Calibrated Vectored Cooling (CVC), RAIN (redundant/reliable array of inexpensive/independent nodes), enclave, single point of failure (SPOF), SuperZap, back end

[Category=Data Management ]

Source:, 17 August 2013 09:07:16, External  


Data Quality Glossary.  A free resource from GRC Data Intelligence. For comments, questions or feedback: