Data are values of qualitative or quantitative variables, belonging to a set of items. Data in computing (or data processing) are represented in a structure, often tabular (represented by rows and columns), a tree (a set of nodes with parent-children relationship) or a graph structure (a set of ...

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How can large data handling be a special requirement for job?

I chanced to see some job requirements of Oracle SQL programmer or C# developer jobs, who want a person who can handle terabytes of data in ETL or data migration. I have worked on data migration to ...
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What are the most common options for data storage in desktop applications?

When I was working as a website designer/engineer I primarily used databases for storage of much of my dynamic data. It was very easy and convenient to use this method and seemed like a standard ...
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Sensitive Data Storage - Best Practices

I recently started working on a personal project where I was connecting to a database using Java. This got me thinking. I have to provide the login information for a database account on the DB server ...
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Are the only types of data “sources” static and dynamic?

Thinking that there might be others, but not sure -- but before getting into that, let me explain what I mean by static and dynamic data sources. Static (or datastore) - Meaning that the data's ...
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Why do people store shipping and handling in the order header and not a line item

I have worked on several ordering systems. Every one of them has tracked the shipping and handling as part of the order header rather then tracking it as a line item. To me, it would make more sense ...
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Should there be a “data hygiene” index for software - to indicate how clean the program is? not leaving temp files, etc

Should there be a "data hygiene" index for software - to indicate how clean the program is? not creating unused temp files, registry entries, environment variables, etc. For example, look in your ...
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Is a yobibit really a meaningful unit? [closed]

Wikipedia helpfully explains: The yobibit is a multiple of the bit, a unit of digital information storage, prefixed by the standards-based multiplier yobi (symbol Yi), a binary prefix ...