A database is an organized collection of data. It is the collection of schemes, tables, queries, reports, views and other objects.
Some modern databases are doing much more than this. As applications grow to have new types of responsibilities, common patterns and functionality are being folded into the database layer.
Other new databases adhere to the classic description, and provide the classic, desired functionality of data storage and access. These databases might provide abstraction from the distributed system, or deliver performance that keeps up with the high data velocity.
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